big name


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

Examples of big name in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And don't forget that there are airlines beyond the big names, including regional airlines and charter airlines. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 23 May 2024 Some of those players Zito has brought in were expected to be big names — Tkachuk being the headliner of that category. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 21 May 2024 All these big names don’t take away from the heart of the movie, which reconnects adults with a forgotten part of their childhood and imagination. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 15 May 2024 The Edge and Mike McCready and a few other people, big names, have actually gone to using digital amp emulators live recently. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 6 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for big name 

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of big name was in 1881

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“Big name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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