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Bigwig synonyms
bĭg'wĭg'
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The distinguishing nature of something.
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  1. The distinguishing nature of something.
  2. A person or animal portrayed with a personality in comics or animation:
  3. Public estimation of someone; reputation:
A person holding a high, dignified position or office
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  1. A person holding a high, dignified position or office
  2. An important or influential person, or one of high rank or position
(--- Roman Catholic Church) Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for a cardinal.
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  1. (--- Roman Catholic Church) Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for a cardinal.
  2. A person of eminence
  3. Superiority in rank, position, character, achievement, etc.; greatness; celebrity
A section of blank film or recording tape at the beginning of a reel, for use in threading, etc.
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  1. A section of blank film or recording tape at the beginning of a reel, for use in threading, etc.
  2. A person or thing that leads; directing, commanding, or guiding head, as of a group or activity
  3. One who has influence or power, especially of a political nature.
A large, powerful cat (Panthera leo), found in Africa and SW Asia, with a tawny coat, a tufted tail, and, in the adult male, a shaggy mane: in folklore and fable the lion is king of beasts
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  1. A large, powerful cat (Panthera leo), found in Africa and SW Asia, with a tawny coat, a tufted tail, and, in the adult male, a shaggy mane: in folklore and fable the lion is king of beasts
  2. A person of great courage or strength
  3. A noted person; a celebrity:
(By extension) Someone of great wealth or importance.
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  1. (By extension) Someone of great wealth or importance.
  2. A person of wealth and prominence.
  3. (By extension) A person with a grandiose style or manner.
The quality of being notable
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  1. The quality of being notable
  2. The state or quality of being eminent or worthy of notice.
  3. (Countable) A notable or eminent person
A person of distinction or great reputation.
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  1. A person of distinction or great reputation.
  2. One of a council of prominent persons in pre-Revolutionary France called into assembly to deliberate at times of emergency.
  3. A person of distinction; famous or well-known person
(The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): A famous or important person.
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  1. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): A famous or important person.
  2. A person of importance or distinction; notable
  3. A character in a literary work.
A major player in the field in question: someone who is in the big time
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  1. A major player in the field in question: someone who is in the big time
One of above average weight.
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  1. One of above average weight.
  2. (Informal) A person of great importance or influence.
  3. A person or animal weighing much more than average
A recognised person, a celebrity.
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  1. A recognised person, a celebrity.
  2. A person of importance:
  3. An unspecified or unknown person; someone.
A person unknown or not named; some person; somebody
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  1. A person unknown or not named; some person; somebody
  2. A partially specified but unnamed person.
  3. Some person.
(Initialism) Very important person.
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  1. (Initialism) Very important person.
  2. (Informal) A high-ranking official or important guest, esp. one accorded special treatment
  3. A person of great importance or influence, especially a dignitary who commands special treatment.
(Slang) A person regarded as important or influential
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  1. (Slang) A person regarded as important or influential
  2. (Idiomatic) A person with a reputation of importance or power.
A very important person.
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  1. A very important person.
A high muckamuck.
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Find another word for bigwig. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for bigwig, like: character, dignitary, eminence, leader, lion, nabob, notability, notable, personage, big-timer and heavyweight.