big name


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big name

n
informal
a. a famous person
b. (as modifier): a big-name performer.

big′ name′


n.
a recognized leader in a particular field: one of the big names in education.
[1930–35]
big′-name`, adj.
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big name

noun celebrity, star, personality, superstar, name, dignitary, luminary, bigwig (informal), celeb (informal), face (informal), big shot (informal), personage, megastar (informal), lion, V.I.P. all the big names in rock and pop

big name

noun
Informal. A famous person:
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