muckety muck

muckety muck (plural muckety mucks)

  1. (US, colloquial) A high muckamuck; a person (especially self-important) in a position of power, authority, or status. [from 20th c.]
    • 2017, Kory Stamper, Word By Word, Vintage 2018, p. 88:
      Consequently, there have been times when the muckety-mucks at Merriam-Webster have requested that we all mark every third or fifth word in at least one source just to fill our files with words that would not usually catch our eye.

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