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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A person of great importance or influence, especially a dignitary who commands special treatment.

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from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an important or influential (and often overbearing) person

Etymologies

v(ery) i(mportant) p(erson).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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