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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.
Hence, the "public prosecution" satisfied, as the bigwigs of the law still express it in their jargon, the turn came of a thousand private vengeances.
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The reason all the Dem bigwigs pointed to for ditching CSP?
LAKKI MARWAT -- Protesting over unjust distribution of developmental budget the JUI-F district councilors have said that the bigwigs of district government deprived their respective union councils from due share in uplift funds.
NAGA CITY -- Except for the old guards of the political clans in Camarines Sur, presidential aspirant Grace Poe drew the support of political bigwigs in this province when she visited this city Tuesday.
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But remember that the Lifetime Achievement Award is decided upon by BBC bigwigs and there is no love lost between BBC bigwigs and the Tories - though, where the BBC are concerned, a few Director Generals lost.