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Origin of bigwig
OTHER WORDS FROM bigwigbigwigged, adjectivebig·wig·ged·ness [big-wig-id-nis], /ˈbɪgˈwɪg ɪd nɪs/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for bigwig
Which is why Hershey and other candy bigwigs are investing in Bonumose, a Virginia-based startup with a technology that could pave the way for mass market adoption of sugary substitutes.
Robert Downey Jr. plays the son, a bigwig Chicago attorney who proudly defends wealthy white-collar criminals.Robert Downey Jr. Just Made the Year’s Sappiest Flick|Alex Suskind|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Local bigwig Jim Rennie (Dean Norris), a used-car salesman and councilman, looks to use the dome to seize control of the town.
That's a bigwig Republican talking, a man who ran for statewide office in New York and possibly will again.
I am told he is a professor, orator, and author, whose ambition makes him the slave of every bigwig.Letters of Two Brides|Honore de Balzac
He heard me out, looked at my deceased poppies, and arranged a conference with a bigwig from the State Department.Revenge|Arthur Porges
Well, Monsieur Bigwig, the dancing teacher, you know of him.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
"I bet you've drawn that Chinese bigwig that's booked from here," said the captain, grinning.The Honorable Percival|Alice Hegan Rice
The Assistant Secretary is here to discuss the hot-dog concession with a local bigwig.The Golden Skull|John Blaine