bigwig

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noun big·wig \ˈbig-ˌwig\

Definition of bigwig

  1. :  an important person

Examples of bigwig in a Sentence

  1. a bigwig in local politics

  2. interviewed by several bigwigs on the hospital's staff

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First Known Use of bigwig

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BIGWIG Defined for English Language Learners

bigwig

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noun

Definition of bigwig for English Language Learners

  • : a powerful or important person


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