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a conceited or haughty person
[C19: from Chinook Jargon hiu muckamuck, literally: plenty (of) food]
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(ˈhaɪˈmʌk əˌmʌk)

also high-muck•y-muck

(-ˈmʌk i-)


(-ˈmʌk ɪ ti-)

an important or influential person, esp. one who is pompous or conceited.
[1855–60; < Chinook Jargon hayo makamak literally, plenty to eat]
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Noun1.high-muck-a-muck - an arrogant or conceited person of importance
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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