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Definition of biggish

: somewhat big

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a rather biggish table for a dining room of modest dimensions a biggish wart that should be removed
Recent Examples on the Web The raciest bets that foreigners have made are on the bonds of policy banks, such as the China Development Bank, and on short-term paper issued by biggish provincial banks. The Economist, "Why foreigners are keen buyers of Chinese government bonds," 28 June 2018 Midsized and biggish bio-pharma firms, for instance, have done far better than the very largest ones. The Economist, "FDA wants to help unproductive drugmakers," 22 Mar. 2018 That is about as much as two biggish nuclear power stations would manage. The Economist, "Tidal powerAn idea from the past may make a Severn barrage practical," 3 Feb. 2018 Yet in most biggish economies, underlying inflation is below target (see chart) and monetary policy is being relaxed. The Economist, "Gone missingAs the global economy picks up, inflation is oddly quiescent," 4 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of biggish

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Biggish.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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: somewhat big

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