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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bigwig  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bigwig 
  n  :  the  most  important  person  in  a  group  or  undertaking  [syn:  {kingpin}, 
  {top  banana}] 




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