bigg

1

or big

[ big ]
/ bɪg /

noun Scot. and North England.

four-rowed barley.

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Origin of bigg

1
1400–50; late Middle English big, bigge < Old Norse bygg barley, cognate with Old English bēow

Definition for bigg (2 of 3)

bigg2
[ big ]
/ bɪg /

verb (used with object)

Definition for bigg (3 of 3)

big2

or bigg

[ big ]
/ bɪg /

verb (used with object), bigged, big·ging. British Dialect.

to build.

Origin of big

2
1150–1200; Middle English biggen orig., to inhabit < Old Norse byggja to inhabit, cognate with Old English bū(i)an, German bauen
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British Dictionary definitions for bigg (1 of 2)

big1
/ (bɪɡ) /

adjective bigger or biggest

adverb informal

See also big up

Derived forms of big

biggish, adjectivebigness, noun

Word Origin for big

C13: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian dialect bugge big man

British Dictionary definitions for bigg (2 of 2)

big2
/ (bɪɡ) /

verb bigs, bigging, bigged or bug (bʌɡ) Scot

to build
to excavate (earth) into a pile

Word Origin for big

from Old Norse byggja; related to Old English būian to inhabit
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Idioms and Phrases with bigg

big

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