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[ big-ee ]


, Slang.
  1. an important, influential, or prominent person; big shot; bigwig.
  2. something that is very large, important, impressive, or successful:

    a merger of two corporate biggies;

    a movie that was this year's box-office biggie.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of biggie1

First recorded in 1930–35; big 1 + -ie

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Idioms and Phrases

  1. (it’s) no big·gie, Informal. no biggie

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Example Sentences

That Alibaba, for instance, has more than 800 million active users means that more than half of China’s population now turns to the e-commerce biggie and not the party for many of its material needs.

From Ozy

One might take the position that there are other ways to boost those programs, or that it’s no biggie if they falter.

The list is missing a few biggies that have previously been published on Xbox consoles, including Fallout 3, The Evil Within 2, the 2016 Doom reboot, and the original Rage from 2011.

That presents an interesting opportunity not just for the biggies like Zoom, Google and Microsoft, but also players who are building entirely new platforms from the ground up.

Advocating for the economic benefits of cleaning the air is a biggie.

From Fortune

Metalworking, which is a biggie in Birmingham [several members worked for British Steel before joining], was even worse.

There is no character named Tupac, nor is there a Suge, a Dre, a Snoop, an Afeni, or a Biggie.

“Some people view it all as bad,” he says, giving another “no biggie” shrug.

If Biggie or any of those people said that I feel like it would be used all the time as a common thing.

This music video for the late Brooklyn rapper has a fun conceit: kids playing Biggie and his crew.


Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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