big sister


: an older sister
: a woman who serves as a companion, mother figure, and role model for a girl

Examples of big sister in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Isaiah joined big sister Violet, Milian’s daughter with The-Dream. Kara Nesvig, Peoplemag, 4 July 2024 Ushkowitz and Stanley also have a two-year-old daughter, Emma, whom the actress said is excited about being a big sister. Joey Nolfi,, 28 June 2024 Despite only being days old, the adorable little boy sported a little smirk on his face while swaddled in a R2-D2 blanket as his big sister puts oversized sunglasses on him. Sara Vallone, Miami Herald, 14 June 2024 Jenna Dewan's little girl loves being a big sister. Georgia Slater, Peoplemag, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for big sister 

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of big sister was in 1828

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“Big sister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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