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

1975–80, Americanism; after Big Foot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
The bigfoot political press is as obsessed with political tricks-and with falling for them-as any political blogger.
Studying bigfoot is likewise damaging to the biological sciences.
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