Bigwig - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɪɡwɪɡ|  American pronunciation of the word bigwig
Brit.  |ˈbɪɡwɪɡ|  British pronunciation of the word bigwig

noun

- the most important person in a group or undertaking (syn: kingpin)

Examples

...interviewed by several bigwigs on the hospital's staff...

A few of the company bigwigs have their own jets.

Word forms

noun
singular: bigwig
plural: bigwigs
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