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Origin of bigwig
OTHER WORDS FROM bigwigbig·wigged, adjectivebig·wig·ged·ness [big-wig-id-nis] /ˈbɪgˈwɪg ɪd nɪs/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for bigwig
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
That's a bigwig Republican talking, a man who ran for statewide office in New York and possibly will again.
And abruptly changing the subject, he talked of pictures to the pleasant Bigwig in the sleepy afternoon.The Freelands|John Galsworthy
"I bet you've drawn that Chinese bigwig that's booked from here," said the captain, grinning.The Honorable Percival|Alice Hegan Rice
Once a year some 'bigwig' comes from Bangalore to review them.Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore|Robert H. Elliot
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
On the present occasion he welcomed Arkady with all the bonhomie, all the jocosity, of an "enlightened" bigwig.Fathers and Sons|Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev