an important person, especially an official: senators and other political bigwigs.
- bigwigged, adjective
- big·wig·ged·ness [big-wig-id-nis], /ˈbɪgˈwɪg ɪd nɪs/, noun
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How to use bigwig in a sentence
Relying on her street smarts, she rebrands as a corporate bigwig, but re-encounters a secret from her past that makes her re-evaluate the life she wants.
We can even let those business bigwigs think it was all their idea.Sharing Personal Stories Won't Move the Needle on Paid Family Leave. Talking About Money Might | Katherine Goldstein | January 18, 2022 | Time
Trend forecasters and market researchers tip off these bigwig confectioners with ideas for delectable new treats.
Just two months after the first gulag prisoners had arrived at the future dam site in Dubna, in November 1933, research bigwigs at the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union gathered in Moscow to discuss the state of the Volga and the Caspian Sea.The Soviets turned the Volga River into a machine. Then the machine broke. | Olga Dobrovidova | December 15, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
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 | THE 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
British Dictionary definitions for bigwig
informal an important person
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