meaning of bigwig

bigwig meaning in General Dictionary

people of outcome as the bigwigs of society

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  • the most important individual in a bunch or doing
  • one of outcome; since, the bigwigs of community.

bigwig meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1731, from big + wig, in mention of the the imposing wigs formerly donned by males of ranking or authority.


bigwig meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) A person of outcome; as, the bigwigs of society.