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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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I only wish some of the bigwigs who've never been out of an office could see it.
The bigwigs here think so too, but they daren't say so.
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SHAMED Juventus bigwig Luciano Moggi could return to the game at Bologna.
That S4C bigwig defending the decline of the channel and the sums of money thrown at it, and obviously his job, despite some pretty damning statistics, was right out of the top drawer of the Two Ronnies.
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But bigwig scientists aren't the only ones who can publish their work.
Even tethered, a blue bigwig stakes out a territory and will defend females within it against other courting males (lower right).