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big shot

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noun \ˈbig-ˌshät\

Simple Definition of big shot

  • : a powerful or important person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of big shot

  1. :  a person of consequence or prominence

Examples of big shot in a sentence

  1. All the corporate big shots are meeting this afternoon.

  2. a big shot in local politics



1929

First Known Use of big shot

1929



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