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big brother definition

  1. n.
    a personification of the totalitarian state. (From George Orwell's 1984.) : Big brother has changed the tax laws again.
  2. n.
    someone who personifies the totalitarian state: the police, parents, teachers. : Big brother says the paper is due tomorrow, or else.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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