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  1. costing a great deal; expensive: fur coats and other big-ticket items.

Origin of big-ticket

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use big-ticket in a sentence

  • Look here, old pal, theres only one way Ill take this big ticket, and that is that youll drag down your split of the profits.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit | George Randolph Chester
  • Our house had a big ticket put up on the gate, and several times ladies and gentlemen came to look at it.

    The Boys and I | Mrs. Molesworth

British Dictionary definitions for big-ticket


  1. (prenominal) (of retail goods) belonging to the most expensive and prestigious class

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