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
The pair then met with bigwigs in Oregon's nursing home and assisted living industry, according to Willamette Week.
Analysis takes time, and thoughtful analysis takes more time, requiring a trust in experts echelons below the bigwigs at the table—and all of this is a good thing.
The lobby, dotted with white leather love seats and lit with a purple glow, had the feel of a private lounge for Vegas bigwigs.
Some opposition politicians criticised Ms Tintori for thanking regime bigwigs who were in the caravan of vehicles that brought her husband home.
The grumbling of thousands of uprooted officials will add to that of bigwigs miffed by Mr Cai’s queue-jumping career.
The annual conference, put on by Allen & Co., is a week-long chance for bigwigs in media, tech and finance to mingle.
Karl is well known to Murkowski as well as other political bigwigs in Alaska.
Robert Wolf, a Democratic Party financier and friend of Biden’s who has attended nine SALT conventions and accompanying dinner for bigwigs, says.
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First Known Use of bigwig
Synonymsbig, big boy, big cheese, bigfoot, biggie, big gun, big leaguer, big-timer, big wheel, big shot, fat cat, heavy, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), honcho, kahuna, kingfish, kingpin, major leaguer, muckety-muck (also muck-a-muck or mucky-muck), nabob, nawab, nibs, nob [chiefly British], pooh-bah (also poo-bah), wheel
Antonymslightweight, nobody, nonentity, nothing, shrimp, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilch
Related Wordsbaron, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, lion, magnate, mogul, prince, tycoon; VIP
Near Antonymsinferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity, obscurity
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Definition of bigwig for English Language Learners
: a powerful or important person
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