higher-up

noun
high·​er-up | \ ˌhī-ər-ˈəp How to pronounce higher-up (audio) , ˈhī-ər-ˌəp \

Definition of higher-up

: a superior officer or official

First Known Use of higher-up

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Higher-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/higher-up. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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higher-up

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English Language Learners Definition of higher-up

informal : a person in an organization or government who has a lot of power and authority

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