Synonyms and Antonyms of kingpin
1 one of high position or importance within a group a police sting that nabbed several kingpins of the city's drug trade Synonyms of kingpin big, 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), wheelWords Related to kingpin baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, lion, magnate, mogul, prince, tycoon; VIPNear Antonyms of kingpin inferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity, obscurityAntonyms of kingpin lightweight, nobody, nonentity, nothing, shrimp, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilch
2 the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do finally nailed the mob kingpin who had been controlling all the gambling rackets in the city Synonyms of kingpin boss man, captain, chief, foreman, head, headman, helmsman, honcho, jefe, boss, leader, master, taskmasterWords Related to kingpin directress, mistress; administrator, commander, director, executive, general, governor, hierarch, higher-up; leadman, manager, overseer, principal, skipper, standard-bearer, steward, straw boss, superintendent, superior, supervisor; dominator, lord, overlord, potentate, ruler, sovereign (also sovran); figurehead; slave driver; baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, magnate, mogul, president, prince; big cheese, big gun, bigwig, top dog, top gun; cohead, coleader; employer, gaffer [British], ganger [British]; micromanager; subchief, subdirectorNear Antonyms of kingpin dependent, inferior, junior, secondary, subject, subordinate, underling
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