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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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 As other companies hack their way through city halls, Motivate enjoys exclusive bikeshare contracts with a bunch of biggies, including New York, San Francisco, and Boston. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Lyft Wants to Dominate Transportation, and That Means Bike Share," 1 June 2018 The Anchorage Museum and the Heritage Center are the two biggies in town, but are complemented by other cultural centers that address both broad and specific interests. Katie Pesznecker, Anchorage Daily News, "Discover a wealth of arts and culture in Anchorage," 3 May 2018 According to the magazine, the bill already has the support of a number of beauty companies including biggies like Procter & Gamble, Revlon, Estée Lauder, L'Oréal, and smaller brands like Juice Beauty, EO, and Vapour Beauty. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Kourtney Kardashian Visits Congress to Discuss Cosmetics Safety Reform," 25 Apr. 2018 Apps are currently limited to native apps, but many of the biggies are present such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Songza, and others. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Google Nexus Player," 22 June 2015

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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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