Thesaurus

big cheese

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of big cheese

one of high position or importance within a group
  • thinks he's a big cheese just because he's got a business card

Synonyms for big cheese

Words Related to big cheese

Near Antonyms for big cheese

Antonyms for big cheese

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About big cheese

Time Traveler for big cheese

Time Traveler

The first known use of big cheese was in 1912

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near big cheese

big business

big cheese

big cheeses

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Big cheese.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/big%20cheese. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!