Examples of kingpin in a Sentence
kingpins of the movie industry
a police sting that nabbed several kingpins of the city's drug trade
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Although overshadowed by more well-known business kingpins such as David Dixon and Tom Benson, Stern's place in the Big Easy athletics firmament cannot be overstated.
Two men in China have been charged by American federal prosecutors as being the kingpins of a vast international conspiracy to manufacture and sell fentanyl, a powerful opioid, via unnamed Dark Web sites.
The news that Newcastle were put up for sale last week was music to Toon fans' ears after enduring over ten years of the Sports Direct kingpin's ownership.
Verlander also gave a lot of credit to the Astros' offensive kingpin Jose Altuve, who was Verlander's biggest competition for ALCS MVP.
The porn kingpin took out a full-page advertisement in the Washington Post this weekend, offering $10 million to anyone who had really damning information on Trump — in an effort to impeach the president.
Prosecutors said the attack was masterminded by underworld kingpin Dawood Ibrahim.
The law-enforcement strategy against drug trafficking is traditionally to go up the ladder from street dealers, caught in the act, to their bosses and ultimately to kingpins.
In the early 1940s, the most feared killers in the world were Nazi kingpin Heinrich Himmler’s SS elite.
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First Known Use of kingpin
Synonymsbig, big boy, big cheese, bigfoot, biggie, big gun, big leaguer, big-timer, big wheel, bigwig, fat cat, heavy, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), honcho, kahuna, kingfish, big shot, 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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