Definition of bigwig in English:


Syllabification: big·wig
Pronunciation: /ˈbiɡˌwiɡ


An important person, usually in a particular sphere. Also called big wheel.
More example sentences
  • Significantly, the violators include some political bigwigs, powerful businessman and town planners.
  • Politicians, princes and bigwigs of every stripe vied for a place in their circle and were roundly rejected.
  • What on earth induced the local bigwigs to want to wreck this picture postcard image by adding ‘city’ to the list?
VIP, (very) important person, notable, dignitary, grandee;
informal somebody, heavyweight, big shot, big gun, big cheese, big fish, big kahuna, big wheel, top gun

Definition of bigwig in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbimbəl
walk or travel at a leisurely pace