Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A high muckamuck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Food.
  • n. A person in a position of power, authority, or status.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Short for high muckamuck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Chinook Jargon muckamuck ("food"). In the sense "person of authority", it is short for "high muckamuck", from Chinook Jargon hayo muckamuck ("plenty to eat, plenty of food"). See muckety muck. The ultimate source of the word is unclear; it is possible it was invented in Chinook Jargon rather than taken into the jargon from another language.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • In collins 7th edition

    and means food also a verbal sense to eat

    Chinook jargon

    May 16, 2009

  • In collins 7th edition

    and means food also a verbal sense to eat

    Chinook jargon

    May 16, 2009