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an important person, especially an official:
senators and other political bigwigs.
Contemporary Examples

Robert Downey Jr. Just Made the Year’s Sappiest Flick Alex Suskind September 4, 2014
GOPer Says Romney Wrong on Bailout Michael Tomasky October 28, 2012

Historical Examples

An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Framley Parsonage Anthony Trollope
The Freelands John Galsworthy
Fathers and Sons Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
The Freelands John Galsworthy
Fathers and Sons Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore Robert H. Elliot
Revenge Arthur Porges

(informal) an important person


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