Big Bear


the Big Bear
: ursa major
You need to see a lot of other faint stars to piece together the (surprisingly realistic) profile of the Big Bear, and the Little Bear is just a box with a long tail no matter how you look at it.Alan M. MacRobert

Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Big Bear was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Big Bear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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