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
Robert Wolf, a Democratic Party financier and friend of Biden’s who has attended nine SALT conventions and accompanying dinner for bigwigs, says.
The board also included local bigwigs in the LGBTQ community, including George Neary, director of cultural tourism for the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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.
The trio of Tigers bigwigs will take part in a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chicken N Pickle, 1716 Burlington St. in North Kansas City.
More than 100 people — including lots of fellow cops and a few Baltimore bigwigs — had gathered to honor Detective Sgt.
The number of times up-and-coming artists get to hobnob with music-industry bigwigs?
Since her loss in May, personal and political disagreements between party bigwigs have spilled out into the open.
Some of the best scenes involve Tommy’s sparring with his father and with St. Andrews bigwig Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill, a welcome presence) over one’s place in society.
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Definition of bigwig for English Language Learners
: a powerful or important person
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