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Big-Wig Check Out Maven's "Word of the Day", which happened to be BigWig. http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19980818
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Where does the term big wig come from?

In the late 1700's it was common practice for men to wear wigs. The  bigger the wig, the more expensive they were, thus; the term big  wigs refer to those who had a lot of m

On Club Penguin how do you get big wigs?

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Who were the wigs?

  Do you mean the Whigs? Whig was a political party in the US in the mid 1800s.

What does the expression big wig come from?

    During the reign of Louis XIV, wigs were virtually obligatory for all European nobility and 'persons of quality'.     At that time they were known in Engla

What is a big wig?

A person who has an important and powerful position. From the 18th  century when distinguished men wore big wigs.

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