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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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