bigwig bigwig  /ˈbɪɡ ˌwɪɡ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the most important person in a group or undertaking

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Since no dust storms were grounding flights, anyone traveling could have assumed some American bigwig was heading in.
  2. Prediction markets now let people bet on everything from sports scores to election results to the expected capture of al-Qaeda bigwig Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi.
  3. Interested was many a Justice bigwig in having Valtin whoop it up for democracy.

News

  • Last I Heard: Film Review

    Paul Sorvino plays a one-time Mafia bigwig made obsolete by 20 years in prison. read more
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Quotes

  1. "I heard them a little bit, but I don't want to act like I'm [a] bigwig," Duchscherer said. "I just don't feel like I'm Roger Clemens or Nolan Ryan, where I feel like I'm in a position to tip my hat or anything. But I definitely hear it."
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Justin Duchscherer Source: Hartford Courant

  2. ...a sharply pointed reference to the era of Britain's former PM Tony Blair, the new Conservative foreign secretary, William Hague, called for Anglo-American relations that were "solid, not slavish.' This is interesting, since Tory bigwig...
    on May 17, 2010 By: William Hague Source: Lew Rockwell

  3. ...pass more amusingly, Batt ordered the cull of some rabbits on his estate - causing millions of people to sing mournfully "Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?and, possibly, miming Fiver and Captain Bigwig being blown away by a 12-bore...
    on Apr 23, 2009 By: Mike Batt Source: Times Online

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