big sister

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noun

an elder sister.
(sometimes initial capital letters) a woman who individually or as a member of an organized group undertakes to sponsor or assist a girl in need of help or guidance.
(sometimes initial capital letters) a young woman in the junior or senior class in college who advises a young woman in the freshman class on studies, social activities, etc., often as a part of a sorority program.

Nearby words

  1. big road,
  2. big sandy creek,
  3. big science,
  4. big screen,
  5. big shot,
  6. big skate,
  7. big smoke,
  8. big spring,
  9. big stick,
  10. big stick diplomacy

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for big sister

  • She was shy of the big-sister manner; Vida would either laugh at her or snatch the idea and change it to suit herself.

    Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
  • Libby smiled in an amused, big-sister sort of way, asking how Will'm supposed anybody could read his letters.

    Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman|Annie Fellows Johnston
  • "Well, you must come if you ever care to," she said, with a big-sister graciousness.

    Ramsey Milholland|Booth Tarkington
  • As she looked at the young and slender girl before her, a big-sister feeling came sweeping over her.

    The Crystal Ball|Roy J. Snell