Big Foot

Big Foot

noun
a very large, hairy, humanoid creature reputed to inhabit wilderness areas of the U.S. and Canada, especially the Pacific Northwest.
Also, Bigfoot.
Also called Sasquatch.


Origin:
1960–65; so called from the size of its alleged footprints

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bigfoot

[big-foot] Slang.
noun, plural bigfeet, bigfoots.
1.
a prominent or influential person, especially a journalist or news analyst.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
2.
to assert one's authority or influence (over): lobbyists bigfooting around the Senate; a reporter bigfooted by a senior correspondent.

Origin:
1975–80, Americanism; after Big Foot

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