big house

noun, often capitalized B&H

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told harrowing stories of his years spent in the big house
Recent Examples on the Web The Apfels adapted this big house to give their maturing kids some privacy, but the many flexible rooms will give new owners other options. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 3 Apr. 2021 Streets there are named in alphabetical order starting with Alpine, and the big house for the mill boss still sits at the center of the neighborhood. Lee Roop |, al, 17 May 2021 For one, a big tree helps mitigate the scale of a very big house. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2021 Some plantations celebrate the white slave-owning family and the upper-class furnishings of the big house with no mention of the atrocities that occurred there. Sarah Enelow-snyder, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 May 2021 Ex-college friends reunite in a big house after a funeral, to play old records and talk. Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2021 Child basketball prodigies are pampered, filled with visions of bling and big cars and that big house with the infinity pool. John Kass,, 20 Mar. 2021 And thanks to fellow rapper Quavo, he's already secured a ride home from the big house. Editors, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2021 The city was seen as somewhere to retire or to buy a big house and hide out after striking it rich. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of big house

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of big house was in 1913

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11 Jun 2021

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“Big house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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