big·​gie | \ ˈbi-gē How to pronounce biggie (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Remember that ground spices will change the color of the finished dish—no biggie for lentil soup but not ideal for clear chicken stock. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "Can You Use Ground Spices When a Recipe Calls for Whole?," 21 May 2020 Your cousin might be more fortunate than they, but this isn't a no-biggie, no matter what her current symptoms. The Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax Live: 'The emotional needs of a cactus'," 8 May 2020 Access to rapid testing for coronavirus is a biggie; the maternity unit can’t work without it, Cooper said. Anna Claire Vollers |, al, "Birmingham doc wants to deliver babies in office to guard against coronavirus," 23 Apr. 2020 The biggies of parental self-care: get enough sleep, exercise and good nutrition. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje,, "How San Antonio parents are helping kids cope during the coronavirus," 16 Apr. 2020 But an anniversary does amplify the appreciation even more, and a biggie is coming up next Saturday. Chad Finn,, "Revisiting the Miracle on Ice 40 years later with Al Michaels," 15 Feb. 2020 Hey, no biggie, just an alleged billionaire using a fundraiser for veterans to benefit himself politically. Rex Huppke,, "Column: Trump’s scam charity not really helping his ‘I’m not corrupt’ impeachment case: The Week in Review," 8 Nov. 2019 Now, the tennis world faces a compressed schedule, at best, for the final three biggies. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus shutdown can alter legacy of legends – from LeBron James to Serena Williams," 19 Mar. 2020 Three biggies: high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Esther Horvath, National Geographic, "When ‘wash your hands’ was controversial," 11 Mar. 2020

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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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9 Jun 2020

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“Biggie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of biggie

informal : someone or something that is very big or important

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