muckety-muck

noun muck·ety-muck \ ˈmə-kə-tē-ˌmək \
variants: or less commonly muck-a-muck play \ˈmə-kə-ˌmək\ or mucky-muck play \ˈmə-kē-\

Definition of muckety-muck

:an important and often arrogant person

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Origin and Etymology of muckety-muck

short for high-muck-a-muck


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serious difficulty or misfortune

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