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muck-a-muck

[muhk-uh-muhk] /ˈmʌk əˌmʌk/
noun
1.
2.
Northwestern U.S. food.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; see high-muck-a-muck
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Word Origin and History for muck a muck

muck-a-muck

n.

"(self-)important person," 1912, from Chinook jargon, literally "to eat; food." Also mucky-muck; muckety-muck.

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Slang definitions & phrases for muck a muck

muck-a-muck

Related Terms

high muckety-muck


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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