big league


: big time sense 2
often used in plural
big-league adjective
big leaguer noun

Examples of big league in a Sentence

Broadway is the big leagues, and for big bucks theatergoers expect professionalism.
Recent Examples on the Web Alex Bregman added a sacrifice fly in the inning, with Mauricio Dubon adding another sac fly in the fourth. Brooks, who provided Oakland’s first quality start in more than a week, hadn’t started pitched in the majors in two years or started a big league game since 2019. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 15 May 2024 A bit of history here — Rooker is the first A’s player since Mark McGwire in 1996 to hit two home runs in an inning, and A’s research indicates no player in franchise history has ever hit home runs for his first two big league hits. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 4 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for big league 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Big league.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

big league

: the highest level especially in baseball
big-league adjective
big leaguer noun
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