big house

noun

often capitalized B&H
slang

Examples of big house in a Sentence

told harrowing stories of his years spent in the big house
Recent Examples on the Web Downsizing from a big house to a smaller dwelling is a rite of passage for retirees hoping to simplify their lives and shore up their nest eggs. Veronica Dagher, WSJ, 11 Oct. 2023 The grounds were clean and green, with big houses that lined a cul-de-sac where residents walked around taking in the sunlight. AZCentral.com, 28 Aug. 2023 There’s a woman from the trafficking case in Nepal who now owns a big house in Kathmandu; her kids go to an American school. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 10 July 2023 Johnson said the townhomes will mainly target empty nesters who once had large homes Frisco or Plano, but whose kids have since grown and now own their own big houses. Mitchell Parton, Dallas News, 5 July 2023 Feeling self-conscious when your kids are in awe of their friends with big houses and shiny new toys is natural and relatable. Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal, Parents, 22 June 2023 The company paid out a settlement the couple used to buy a big house with a big porch 7 miles out of town, far away from the railroad tracks. Dan Schwartz, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2023 Whoever buys Trinity had better have a big house. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2023 Well now, DeSantis has a new idea to one-up the House of Mouse: turn it into a big house. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 18 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of big house was in 1913

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“Big house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big%20house. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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