AskDefine | Define bigwig

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bigwig n : the most important person in a group or undertaking [syn: kingpin, top banana]

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From big + wig


  1. In the context of "idiom|jocose": A person of consequence.
    In our youth we have heard him spoken of by the bigwigs with extreme condescension. - Dickens.


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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