muck·​ety-muck ˈmə-kə-tē-ˌmək How to pronounce muckety-muck (audio)
variants or less commonly muck-a-muck or mucky-muck
: an important and often arrogant person

Examples of muckety-muck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four years earlier, movie muckety-mucks had collected here to found the academy, and here, as legend tells it, MGM’s art director, Cedric Gibbons, sketched out the Oscar statuette on a linen hotel napkin. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2023

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Word History


short for high-muck-a-muck

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muckety-muck was in 1883


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Cite this Entry

“Muckety-muck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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