an influential person accorded special treatment while visiting an organization, industry, city, etc.
a visitor, as a tourist or vacationer, in a city, presumed to be a big spender.
) a visitor whose presence is noticed because he is an important figure, a lavish spender, etc
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Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.