Definition of big name in English:

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big name

Pronunciation: /ˌbiɡˈnām/
(also big noise)

noun

informal
A person who is famous in a certain sphere: he’s a big name in gymnastics
More example sentences
  • It isn't primarily about the big names and grand events of history, it is about the substance of ordinary lives.
  • So far he's been touted as the big name celebrity to enter the house - could the adjournment be anything to do with that?
  • One thing I never tried to be was a celebrity, a big name in this profession.

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