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big brother

n.
1. An older brother.
2. A man who assumes the role of an older brother, as by providing guidance or protection.
3.
a. also Big Brother An omnipresent, seemingly benevolent figure representing the oppressive control over individual lives exerted by an authoritarian government.
b. A state, organization, or leader regarded in this manner.

[Sense 3, after Big Brother, , a character in the novel 1984 by George Orwell.]

Big Brother

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person, organization, etc, that exercises total dictatorial control
2. (Broadcasting) a television gameshow format in which a small number of people living in accommodation sealed off from the outside world are constantly monitored by TV cameras. Viewers vote each week to expel a person from the group until there is only one person left, who wins a cash prize
[C20: after a character in George Orwell's novel 1984 (1949)]

big′ broth′er


n.
1. an elder brother.
2. (sometimes caps.) a man who undertakes to sponsor or assist a boy in need of help or guidance.
3. (caps.)
a. the head of a totalitarian regime that keeps its citizens under close surveillance.
b. the aggregate of powerful officials and policymakers of a totalitarian state.
[1860–65; (definition 3) the epithet of a dictator in George Orwell's novel 1984 (1949)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Big Brother - an authoritarian leader and invader of privacyBig Brother - an authoritarian leader and invader of privacy
authoritarian, dictator - a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"
2.Big Brother - an older brotherbig brother - an older brother      
blood brother, brother - a male with the same parents as someone else; "my brother still lives with our parents"

Big Brother

noun
An absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive:
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