big name

noun
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of big name

: a performer or personage of top rank in popular recognition
  • a big name in the business world

big-name

adjective

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First Known Use of big name

1881


BIG NAME Defined for English Language Learners

big name

noun

Definition of big name for English Language Learners

  • : a very famous person


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