big leaguer

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big league

1. Sports A major league.
2. Informal The most prestigious level of accomplishment.

big leaguer n.
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Noun1.big leaguer - a member of a major-league baseball teambig leaguer - a member of a major-league baseball team
major-league club, major-league team - a team that plays in a major league
ballplayer, baseball player - an athlete who plays baseball
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