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Muckety-Muck, Muckymuck, Muckamuck

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Niesey from Laramie, Wyoming, is curious about the word mucky-muck, meaning “an important person,” and often “someone self-important.”  Usually spelled muckety-muck, or muckamuck, it’s  associated with the Chinook jargon of the Pacific Northwest, in which hayo makamak means “plenty to eat.” The longer version in English is high muckety-muck. This is part of a complete episode.

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