Synonyms of 'big name'
a famous personall the big names in rock and pop
At the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
Not all football stars are ill-behaved louts.
a radio and television personality
a Hollywood superstar
He was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
the political opinions of such luminaries as Sartre and de Beauvoir
bigwig (informal), ,
a bigwig who heads the local parliament
face (informal), ,
MPs, film stars and other important personages
By the 1920s Kahlil Gibran was a social and literary lion.
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in the sense of bigwig
an important persona bigwig who heads the local parliament
big gun (informal),
big shot (informal),
big cheese (old-fashioned, slang),
big noise (informal),
big hitter (informal),
heavy hitter (informal),
in the sense of dignitary
a person of high official position or rankHe was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
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