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big·wig

 (bĭg′wĭg′)
n. Slang
A very important person.

bigwig

(ˈbɪɡˌwɪɡ)
n
informal an important person

big•wig

(ˈbɪgˌwɪg)

n. Informal.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bigwig - the most important person in a group or undertakingbigwig - the most important person in a group or undertaking
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

bigwig

noun (Informal) important person, somebody, celebrity, heavyweight (informal), notable, big name, mogul, big gun (informal), dignitary, celeb (informal), big shot (informal), personage, nob (slang), big cheese (slang, old-fashioned), big noise (informal), big hitter (informal), heavy hitter (informal), panjandrum, notability, V.I.P. a former communist bigwig who heads the local parliament
nothing, nobody, zero, lightweight (informal), cipher, nonentity, non-person

bigwig

noun
Slang. An important, influential person:
Translations

bigwig

[ˈbɪgwɪg] Ngerifalte mf, pez m gordo

bigwig

[ˈbɪgwɪg] ngrosse légume f, huile f

bigwig

[ˈbɪgwɪg] n (fam) → pezzo grosso
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