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big guy

noun

a familiar form of address for a boy or man

Examples

Let's see what Santa brought, eh big guy?

Word Origin

1910

Usage Note

informal

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big guy

noun phrase

Man; fellow •Used in direct address, usually with a flattering or genial purpose: So, big guy, how's it going?/ How's it look up there, big guy? (1980+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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