Definition of Bigwigs

1. Noun. (plural of bigwig) ¹



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Definition of Bigwigs

1. bigwig [n] - See also: bigwig

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bigwigs

bigs
bigs up
bigscale
bigscales
bigshot
bigshots
bigstick
bigtime
bigtooth
bigtooth aspen
bigtoothed aspen
biguanide
biguanides
biguine
bigwig
bigwigs (current term)
bigyrotropic
biharmonic
bihemisphered
bihemispheric
biholomorphic
biholomorphism
bihomogeneous
bihourly
bihydroguret
bijection
bijections
bijective
bijective numeration
bijectively

Literary usage of Bigwigs

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1. The Geologist by Samuel Joseph Mackie (1861)
"Thus ten thousand pounds and a great revenue rested on the answer to the simple question, WHAT is COAL ? This was the question the " bigwigs" were called ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"And look to it likewise in time, oh ye busy bigwigs of the Board, That the hungry, ubiquitous Jobber, whose eye is on everyone's pound! ..."

3. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"If then, ladies, the bigwigs begin to sneer at the course of our studies, ... Let the bigwigs despise us ; such contempt of their neighbours is the custom ..."

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