Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BIGWIG

Pronunciation:  'big`wig

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the most important person in a group or undertaking

BIGWIG is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: kingpin, top banana
 See Also: important person, influential person, personage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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, VIP, worthy