big man on campus

Main Entry:  big man on campus
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a well-respected or popular student
Example:  As the quarterback on a Division I team, he was regarded as big man on campus.
Etymology:  1923
Usage:  informal
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big man on campus definition


  1. n.
    an important male college student. (See more examples at BMOC.) : Hank acts like such a big man on campus!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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