bigfoot

bigfoot
/big"foot'/, n.
1. Slang. a prominent or influential person, esp. a journalist or news analyst.
v.t.
2. (usu. l.c.) to apply one's authority to as a bigfoot: bigfooting his name onto an article he didn't write.
[1975-80, Amer.; after BIGFOOT]

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Large, hairy, humanlike creature that reportedly lives in isolated areas of the northwestern U.S. and western Canada.

Descriptions of Bigfoot are similar to those of the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas. It is said to be a primate 6–15 ft (2–4.5 m) in height, walking upright and either moving silently or emitting a high-pitched cry. Supposed footprints (some are hoaxes) have measured up to 24 in. (60 cm) in length. Despite many reported sightings, there is still no solid evidence that Bigfoot exists.

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