Synonyms of 'bigwig'
an important person(informal) a bigwig who heads the local parliament
He suddenly became a somebody.
At the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
The notables attending included five Senators, two Supreme Court judges and three State Governors.
all the big names in rock and pop
an international media mogul
dignitary, , ,
He was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
MPs, film stars and other important personages
The crook revealed how he mixed with nobs as he pretended to be an aristocrat.
big cheese (old-fashioned, slang), , ,
heavy hitter (informal), ,
They want to get hold of some minor television notability to open the fete.
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in the sense of big name
a famous personall the big names in rock and pop
in the sense of celebrity
a famous personAt the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
in the sense of dignitary
a person of high official position or rankHe was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
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