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big stiff

noun phrase

A large, rough man, esp one who is somewhat stupid as well •Sometimes used as a term of affection by a woman of a man (1890s+)

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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  • Always did know there was something shady about the big stiff.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • Yes, I mean you too—you big stiff with the silver cigarette case!

    The Shriek Charles Somerville
  • They stick you up there and some big stiff amuses himself pounding the stuffin's out of you before you have a chance to learn.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • He was nuthin' but a big stiff about nine feet high and built double across the shoulders.

    The Rosie World Parker Fillmore
  • That big stiff that tried to beat me up to-night would have fixed me if he could.

    The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm
  • "I saw the big stiff walkin' along the street and gettin' into an auto, and trailed him," Muggs said.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
  • If any big stiff thinks he can croak little ol' Bridge while Billy Byrne's aroun' he's got anudder t'ink comin'.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • John, you better run down to the dispensary, an' get that big stiff some cramp mixture.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • Our fellers'll make that big stiff Hindenburg look like a chicken hit with a brick!

  • He'll fell the big stiff trees for you; and I'm the boy for the saplin's, I've got the eye and the stroke for them.

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton

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