Entry from US English dictionary
(also mucky-muck /ˈməkē ˌmək/ or muck-a-muck /ˈmək ə ˌmək/)
A person of great importance or self-importance: a big Hollywood muckety-muck
More example sentences
- I can't help but think that if some of these stories had been obtained by one of our mainstream media muckety-mucks, it would be treated as a much bigger deal.
- It includes the handy address of one of the muckety-mucks in the Church who actually can influence episcopal appointments.
- A reader sends the following letter to the muckety-mucks at John Carroll University.
Mid 19th century: from Chinook Jargon, shortening of high muck-a-muck.
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