a man having the highest authority, control, prestige, or influence in a group, field, situation, or the like, especially in the underworld.
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Origin of Mr. Big
First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for mr big
slang, mainly US the head of an organization, esp of a criminal organization
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