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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.
And the authorities apparently might not be able to force the Juve bigwig to face questions as he has resigned his post and is no longer involved in football.
Colorado Springs, CO, August 07, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Bigwig Races, a Colorado Springs-based producer of top-notch 5K and 10K races, announced today that they have launched RunSaver.com, a new website dedicated to promoting endurance athletic events.
KARACHI, December 21, 2009 (Balochistan Times): PPP information secretary Fouzia Wahab has said that list-carrying names of NRO beneficiaries will be issued within two days and masses would be astonished to hear and see that the bigwig and influential investors are also among the NRO beneficiaries.
TOM McLAUGHLIN felt the wrath of the stewards and was suspended for six days after riding the unplaced Young Bigwig in the six-furlong handicap, writes Tom O'Ryan.
Colorado Springs, CO, August 10, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Bigwig Races, a Colorado Springs based producer of top-notch 5K and 10K races, announced details of the new Mega 5K race planned for August 12 at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) in Fountain, Colorado.
IF I was a Brookie bigwig I might consider taking legal action.
The finish of the day came in the limited handicap hurdle where Ice Cube came over the last three flights in front but still finished third, Bigwig being galvanised by Batchelor to get up and beat Charlie Charlie by two and half lengths.
Colorado Springs, CO, May 27, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Bigwig Races, a Colorado Springs based producer of top-notch 5K and 10K races, announced today that all participants of the Double 5K will receive a FitFul[TM] Race Day pack as a part of their registration.
The X Factor bigwig, who formed the band, paid them a visit last week when they took time out of their tour to get back in the studio and work on their second album.