(or big noise)
See parent entry: big
informal A person who is famous in a particular sphere: he’s a big name in athletics
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.
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
Definition of big name in:
- The US English dictionary