Meaning of “VIP” in the English Dictionary

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VIPnoun [ C ]

us /ˈviˌɑɪˈpi/

abbreviation for very important person (= a person who is treated better than ordinary people because of being famous or influential in some way):

We were given the full VIP treatment.

(Definition of “VIP” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"VIP" in Business English

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VIPnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌviːaɪˈpiː/ us

abbreviation for very important person: someone treated better than others in a particular situation because they are famous or have a lot of influence:

The police officer escorted the president and several other VIPs inside.
They were in the VIP lounge at the airport.
We were given the full VIP treatment.

(Definition of “VIP” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)