- informal an important person
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big•wig /ˈbɪgˌwɪg/USA pronunciation n. [countable] Informal.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Informal Termsan important person, esp. a high-ranking official:political bigwigs.
big•wig (big′wig′),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
(big′wig′),USA pronunciation n.
- Informal Termsan important person, esp. an official:senators and other political bigwigs.
- 1725–35; rhyming compound from phrase big wig, i.e., person important enough to wear such a wig
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bigwig /ˈbɪɡˌwɪɡ/ n
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