big·​gie ˈbi-gē How to pronounce biggie (audio)
: one that is big and often important

Examples of biggie in a Sentence

He met with some television biggies. They've had problems before, but this one's a real biggie.
Recent Examples on the Web However, in addition to the Boyne Michigan Gold Pass, which gives free skiing here, Big Sky is part of the much larger international Ikon Pass, alongside 50+ destinations including biggies such as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta, Snowbird and Deer Valley. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Excessive alcohol use and smoking are biggies, Dr. Taylor notes. Cathryne Keller, SELF, 15 Mar. 2024 Of all the physical harms that lurk these days — from car wrecks to virus strains to micro-bits of plastic in food — here’s one that’s not a biggie. Bill Laytner, Detroit Free Press, 6 Feb. 2024 San Jose has more than 130 of them in its draft proposal — and there are some biggies. Ben Christopher, The Mercury News, 25 Jan. 2024 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that a history of cardiovascular conditions in your biological family—which includes biggies like high blood pressure, heart attacks, and heart failure, among others—raises your risk of heart disease. Korin Miller, SELF, 11 Sep. 2023 As my colleague David Meyer wrote last week in this newsletter, one of the biggies in this regard is copyright. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 18 July 2023 Since being banned from the portfolios of American investors (the VanEck Russia ETF is being liquidated), Sberbank and VTB Bank, the two biggies, have lost half their value on the Moscow Exchange. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 Of course, the water tunnel leading out of the tomb and the startling finale are biggies, plus the choreography between on-screen effects and the actual pools of water and fire have been strong. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 19 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biggie was circa 1926

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“Biggie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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