kingpin


kingpin

noun

Definition of KINGPIN

1
one of high position or importance within a group <a police sting that nabbed several kingpins of the city's drug trade>
Related Words baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, lion, magnate, mogul, prince, tycoon; VIP
2
the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do <finally nailed the mob kingpin who had been controlling all the gambling rackets in the city>

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