: a person of consequence or prominence

Examples of big shot in a Sentence

All the corporate big shots are meeting this afternoon. a big shot in local politics

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of big shot was in 1929

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“Big shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big%20shot. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

big shot

: an important person

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