big·​gie | \ˈbi-gē \

Definition of biggie 

: one that is big and often important

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Examples of biggie in a Sentence

He met with some television biggies. They've had problems before, but this one's a real biggie.

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When to Seek Medical Attention for a Burn While most minor burns are no biggie, the more severe burns always require professional attention. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "A Visual Guide to Identifying First-, Second- and Third-Degree Burns," 6 Aug. 2018 This is no biggie: The average Android user already downloads 50 apps to his phone that weren’t preinstalled by the manufacturer. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "At the Expense of U.S. Tech, a European Star Is Born," 27 July 2018 Today's launch of the Mega Man X Legacy Collection series is a biggie in the retro-anthology craze. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Mega Man X Legacy Collection," 24 July 2018 The American fetish for barbarism has seeped into the national film culture with a quiet insidiousness, creating a governing body that writes off mass destruction as no biggie while going for the fainting couch at the sight of a second nipple. Charles Bramesco, Vox, "Eighth Grade’s R rating deters actual 8th graders from seeing it. What a shame.," 18 July 2018 The Copper State is no stranger to haboobs but even by Arizona standards, this one was a biggie. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "‘One of the most incredible sights’: Monster dust storm sweeps across Southern Arizona," 10 July 2018 The good guys won a biggie recently, and that’s rare in this state. Lauren Ritchie,, "Environment, voters score big win over contemptuous legislators," 29 June 2018 Then comes the biggie, the WSBC Women’s Softball World Championship that will take place Aug. 2-12 in Chiba, Japan, and serve as the first Olympic qualifier. Larry Stone, The Seattle Times, "Husky legend Danielle Lawrie pitching again with hopes of making the 2020 Olympics," 12 May 2018 One biggie is photokeratitis, which is like a sunburn of the eye. Amanda Gardner,, "Why Those Tiny Sunglasses Celebs Love Aren't Actually Good for Your Eyes," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of biggie

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biggie was circa 1926

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English Language Learners Definition of biggie

: someone or something that is very big or important

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