(also big noise)
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.
VIP, important person, notable, notability, personage, dignitary, grandee;
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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