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big guy


a familiar form of address for a boy or man


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

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  • "I know that big guy that called us a —- —- —- ——" said the first.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • Expected a fight, but some big guy let us in through an airlock.

    In the Orbit of Saturn Roman Frederick Starzl
  • But I do know there's a big guy down there that come onto the ranch a couple of hours ago an' that don't belong here.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch Jackson Gregory
  • I wouldn't advise you to try that—even if you are a big guy.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • He was a big guy from India with all the robes and turban on his head, a big black beard on his face.

Slang definitions & phrases for big guy

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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