big boy


Definition of big boy

: big gun usually used in plural

Examples of big boy in a Sentence

when she became the network's White House correspondent, she knew that she was now playing with the big boys
Recent Examples on the Web The Man now, the guy in big boy pants, in the captain’s chair, calling the shots. Scott Tobias, Vulture, 20 Dec. 2021 Better pack an extra-long extension cord for that big boy for Indianapolis, eh, Coach Ferentz? Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 28 Nov. 2021 Faron II is a big boy — 80 pounds at 18 months — his coat smooth and shiny and black, his eyes brown and soulful. Kate Santich,, 19 Nov. 2021 Oh, shut up and put on your big boy panties, Romaine. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 28 Nov. 2021 For the first time since the City Section had a single division in 1974, Lincoln (9-0, 4-0) is on the verge of making the big boy playoffs following a 52-34 victory over Franklin on Friday night. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2021 Beat the winless Eagles on the road — the 0-9 Eagles — and 5-6 New Mexico State the following week and South finishes 6-6, bowl eligible and with its best season in D1 since its big boy transition in 2013-14. Charles Hollis, al, 13 Oct. 2021 This was big boy football at its very best, and the player left standing tallest was sophomore quarterback Elijah Brown of Mater Dei. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2021 Jobs 1, 2 and 10 for John Cunningham involve getting the Bearcats a seat at the big boy table. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 26 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of big boy

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of big boy was in 1916

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“Big boy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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