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bigwig Explained

bigwig at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['bıg'wıg]

bigwig at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] informal an important person// --A few of the company bigwigs have their own jets.//

bigwig at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

71 Moby Thesaurus words for "bigwig":
Establishment, VIP, aristocracy, baron, barons, big boy,
big cheese, big gun, big man, big name, big noise, big shot,
big wheel, bigwigs, boss, brass, brass hat, celebrity, chief,
cream, dignitary, dignity, elder, elite, establishment, father,
figure, great man, hotshot, important person, interests, king,
kingpin, lion, lords of creation, magnate, man of mark, mogul,
nabob, name, nobility, notability, notable, overlapping,
panjandrum, person of renown, personage, personality,
pillar of society, power, power elite, power structure, queen,
ruling circle, ruling circles, ruling class, sachem, somebody,
something, the best, the best people, the brass, the great,
the top, top brass, top people, tycoon, upper class, upper crust,
very important person, worthy

Bigwig at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bigwig \Big"wig`\, n. [Big,a.+ wig.]
A person of consequence; as, the bigwigs of society. [Jocose]

In our youth we have heard him spoken of by the bigwigs
with extreme condescension. --Dickens.

bigwig at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bigwig
n : the most important person in a group or undertaking [syn: {kingpin},
{top banana}]

bigwig at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Alternative forms

* big wig, big-wig

Etymology

Inter: compound » big|wig
Inter: etystu » b
English people used to wear wigs which denote their position in the government. The size of the wig varies with the position and the one with higher position will have a bigger wig.

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: context » jocose A person of importance to a group or organization
    1. : The company bigwig is gathering his staff together for a meeting today.

      Synonyms

      * big cheese, big enchilada, big kahuna, big wheel, grand poobah, head honcho, kingpin, muckety muck, top banana, top dog

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » A person of consequence

  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|suur nina, Inter: t- » et|tähtis tegelane
  • Finnish: pamppu, napamies, Inter: t- » fi|silmäätekevä, Inter: t- » fi|kiho
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|grosse légume|f, Inter: t+ » fr|huile|f, Inter: t+ » fr|gros bonnet|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|kakap
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|большая шишка (big fir-cone), Inter: t+ » ru|важная птица (important bird)
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|pez gordo|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » bigwig
    Translation: fa » bigwig
    Translation: fr » bigwig
    Translation: ko » bigwig
    Translation: kn » bigwig
    Translation: my » bigwig
    Translation: pl » bigwig
    Translation: pt » bigwig
    Translation: fi » bigwig
    Translation: sv » bigwig
    Translation: ta » bigwig
    Translation: vi » bigwig
    Translation: zh » bigwig

    Related words:

    bigwigs  bigwood