Words are magical things. Uttering the word high-muck-a-muck will cheer everyone up, even on a Monday morning.
No, it does.
Try it. All together, now:
One of the most wonderful things about this word is that its meaning is quite plain even though it comes from a language spoken chiefly by Native American Indians.
Yes, a high-muck-a-muck is a conceited or a haughty person.
So, an easy spot, this. Just have a look around you. The only difficulty will be remembering that it's rude to point.
Oh yes, high-muck-a-muck is a gift for life, because however annoying those stuck-up people are, and however clever they imagine themselves to be, all you have to do is look them in the eye and say high-muck-a-muck to yourself.
All irritation will disappear as the morning mist.
And you never know, it might even do something for your blood pressure, too.
Spot the frippet: high-muck-a-muck. This word comes from the Chinook Jargon hiu muckamuck, which means plenty food.