Definition of muckamuck in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌkəmʌk/
(also mucky-muck)


North American informal
A person of great importance or self-importance.
Example sentences
  • When his party's candidates for president and vice-president die suddenly, Mays is tapped by the party's mucky-mucks to run for president in 2004.
  • Once the organisers and corporate mucky-mucks left the stage, the assembled audience of media dorks were treated to a surprisingly good preview of what is to come this September.
  • In terms of finances, did you have a hard time convincing financial mucky-mucks to throw their weight behind the project?


Mid 19th century: from Chinook Jargon, shortening of high muck-a-muck.

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