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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Big-wig (A).
 
A person in authority, a “nob.” Of course, the term arises from the custom of judges, bishops, and so on, wearing large wigs. Bishops no longer wear them.   1
 


 Big Gooseberry Season (The).Bigaroon. 

 
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