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Big Boy

an articulated steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, one section of eight driving wheels, a second section of eight driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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big boy

noun phrase

  1. You there; man; mac •A term of address variously used with the intention to challenge, flatter, attract, etc: Want a little fun, big boy? (1910+)
  2. An important man; biggie, big shot: He tried to shake down one of the big boys (1920s+)
  3. An adult male; grown-up man •Most often used in rebuke: Cut that out—you're a big boy now
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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