bigwig


big·wig

noun \ˈbig-ˌwig\

: a powerful or important person

Full Definition of BIGWIG

:  an important person

Examples of BIGWIG

  1. a bigwig in local politics
  2. <interviewed by several bigwigs on the hospital's staff>

First Known Use of BIGWIG

1703

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