big boy


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big boy

1. A male who is not an infant, i.e., a child, young man, or man, depending on context. Can be used either literally or sarcastically/disparagingly. You're a big boy, and you need to learn to clean up after yourself. Sean is a big boy, he can take care of himself.
2. A large and/or formidable person or thing. You're a big boy, but that doesn't mean I won't fight you! Let's take this big boy out for a spin on the open road.
3. slang A term of affection for a man, used by a person who finds that man sexually attractive. Bye big boy, I hope to see you again really soon.
4. (usually pluralized) The most prominent, powerful, or influential people in a group, organization, or area of business. You're a partner in the firm, so you're going to be working with the big boys now. I'm just a local councilor, I'm not exactly among the big boys of politics.
5. adjective Of, pertaining to, or belonging to a male who is not an infant, with specific age being variable and dependent on context. Often hyphenated. You're growing up so fast, you are already old enough to play on the big-boy swings!
See also: big, boy
References in classic literature ?
But I was loving you all the time, Elam, for the great big boy you are, breaking the thirty-million toy with which you had grown tired of playing.
When we next hear of him he is a big boy, the hero of the nursery with four little sisters, and a wee, toddling, baby brother, to all of whom he loved to play big brother.
The Fairy Peribanou had fled into the inmost cavern with Prince Ahmed: the Roc had whisked away Sindbad the Sailor out of the Valley of Diamonds out of sight, far into the clouds: and there was everyday life before honest William; and a big boy beating a little one without cause.
It was an enormous big boy, and Ona was such a tiny creature herself, that it seemed quite incredible.
Another, a big boy four years of age, seated with legs dangling, upon a bench that was too high for him, before a table that reached to his chin, and uttering not a word.
It's quite appalling to see the number of children who have shot up into big boys and girls -- really young men and women -- these past two years.
An enthusiastic welcome from three big boys and several pretty children speedily soothed her ruffled feelings, and leaving Amy to entertain the hostess and Mr.
A large roped ring is made, into which are introduced a dozen or so of big boys and young men who mean to play; these are carefully blinded and turned loose into the ring, and then a man is introduced not blindfolded; with a bell hung round his neck, and his two hands tied behind him.
Odyssey," for Calvin Big Boy Davis, resonates with Homeric implications - extended travel resulting in catholic experiences and the possibility of heroic stature - but Davis's odyssey embarks upon an innovative variation on the standard theme and approach.
9 KPWR Los Angeles) Big Boy is holding his 2nd Annual, "Big Boy's Salute to the Troops" broadcast on Friday, December 15, 2006.
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Last year's soil sampling produced copper-in-soil values up to 3,220 parts per million ("ppm") copper at Big Boy and up to 2,510 ppm copper at Black Calcite.
s Rose Palace in Pasadena, Glendale's crews on Friday began gluing on live petals of red carnations to portions of the city float, called ``Rock Around the Clock,'' a tribute to Bob's Big Boy restaurant.
Big Boy said, "Power 106 and the Knowledge is Power Foundation is committed to education.
Alex Colfer, 15, posed for pictures with his pig, Big Boy, in a pen decorated with little plastic pigs hanging overhead.