Definition of big name in English:

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big name

Pronunciation: /ˌbɪɡ ˈneɪm/
(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.
Synonyms
VIP, important person, notable, notability, personage, dignitary, grandee;
celebrity;
magnate, mogul
informal somebody, heavyweight, hotshot, big shot, big gun, big cheese, big fish, biggie, big bug, Big Chief, Big Daddy, honcho
British informal brass hat
North American informal big wheel
Australian/New Zealand informal joss
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