Apple, the



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the big apple

noun phrase

New York City •Popularized in the 1970s as a nickname: New York is the Big Apple/ young musicians storming into the Apple (1909+)
A jitterbug dance of the mid1930s

[apparently fr jazz musicians’ term apple for a city, esp a city in the North; the dance may be so called from a Harlem club of the same name]

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