Definition of bigwig
: an important person
Examples of bigwig in a Sentence
a bigwig in local politics
interviewed by several bigwigs on the hospital's staff
Recent Examples of bigwig from the Web
Crouch was always involved in the farm but spent much of his professional life as a bigwig in the local home construction industry working in executive positions for some of the largest home builders in the county.
Last week, the auto industry---executive bigwigs and members of the press alike---descended on Manhattan for the biggest car show on the continent.
People Bionic Handler Dan Peterson is the personal trainer for 28 Silicon Valley residents – including his dentist, a stripper, and 26 high tech bigwigs.
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First Known Use of bigwig
BIGWIG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bigwig for English Language Learners
: a powerful or important person
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