big league

noun

Definition of big league

2 : big time sense 2 often used in plural

Other Words from big league

big-league \ ˈbig-​ˌlēg How to pronounce big league (audio) \ adjective
big leaguer noun

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Examples of big league in a Sentence

Broadway is the big leagues, and for big bucks theatergoers expect professionalism.
Recent Examples on the Web Arias, who made his big league debut earlier this year, is recovering from a broken hand. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 21 June 2022 Ashcraft was hoping to make his big league debut in 2022, and that question to Jagers was the start of a process that ended with Ashcraft developing a sinker. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 19 June 2022 Trout was a budding 22-year-old star then, in his third full big league season, only five years removed from playing in the Cape Atlantic League and still living in his parents’ basement in the offseason. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2022 The 30-year-old right-hander had not gotten an out in the eighth inning since Aug. 7, 2018, for Pittsburgh at Colorado, in his second big league complete game. San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 2022 All 30 big league teams have expanded netting this season to protect fans sitting close to the field, extending to the end of the dugouts. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 19 May 2022 Since his first big league outing of last season, on May 30, 2021, Cortes has an AL-low 2.44 ERA over 133 innings. Jay Cohen, Hartford Courant, 15 May 2022 The 42-year-old Pujols and his close friend, Yadier Molina, already have said this will be their final big league season. oregonlive, 4 Apr. 2022 Now pitching in his sixth big league season, Urias is helping to lead the Dodgers pitching staff in his 10th postseason series, the National League Divisional Series. Bernie Pleskoff, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of big league

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of big league was in 1883

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24 Jun 2022

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“Big league.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big%20league. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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