bighead

noun
big·​head | \ ˈbig-ˌhed How to pronounce bighead (audio) \

Definition of bighead

1 : any of several diseases of animals marked by swelling about the head
2 : an exaggerated opinion of one's importance usually used with the

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Other Words from bighead

bigheaded \ ˈbig-​ˈhe-​dəd How to pronounce bighead (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bighead in a Sentence

the kind of early success that can give a young performer a bighead
Recent Examples on the Web Specimens of bighead carp can grow to more than 100 pounds and eat up to 20 pounds of plankton per day. jsonline.com, 30 Aug. 2021 Voracious and aggressive, silver and bighead gobble plankton that other fish need. John Flesher, Detroit Free Press, 16 July 2021 The four species described collectively as Asian carp — bighead, silver, grass and black carp — were brought from China a half-century ago to rid Southern sewage and aquaculture ponds of algae, weeds and parasites. John Flesher, Detroit Free Press, 16 July 2021 The four species described collectively as Asian carp — bighead, silver, grass and black carp — were brought from China a half-century ago to rid Southern sewage and aquaculture ponds of algae, weeds and parasites. John Flesher, Detroit Free Press, 16 July 2021 The four species described collectively as Asian carp — bighead, silver, grass and black carp — were brought from China a half-century ago to rid Southern sewage and aquaculture ponds of algae, weeds and parasites. John Flesher, ajc, 15 July 2021 The four species described collectively as Asian carp — bighead, silver, grass and black carp — were brought from China a half-century ago to rid Southern sewage and aquaculture ponds of algae, weeds and parasites. NBC News, 15 July 2021 Voracious and aggressive, silver and bighead gobble plankton that other fish need. John Flesher, Detroit Free Press, 16 July 2021 Voracious and aggressive, silver and bighead gobble plankton that other fish need. John Flesher, Detroit Free Press, 16 July 2021

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First Known Use of bighead

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Sep 2021

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“Bighead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bighead. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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bighead

noun
big·​head | \ ˈbig-ˌhed How to pronounce bighead (audio) \

Medical Definition of bighead

: any of several diseases of animals: as
a : equine osteoporosis
b : an acute photosensitization of sheep and goats that follows the ingestion of various plants — compare fagopyrism

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