big brother

big brother


Definition of BIG BROTHER

:  an older brother
:  a man who serves as a companion, father figure, and role model for a boy
capitalized both Bs [Big Brother, personification of the power of the state in 1984 (1949) by George Orwell]
a :  the leader of an authoritarian state or movement
b :  an all-powerful government or organization monitoring and directing people's actions

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