a man’s sweetheart, girlfriend, or wife.
a woman regarded as the head of a family.
the female founder or a leading female member of a company, organization, movement, etc.
Chiefly Southern U.S. grandmother.
- Big man
noun Examples Word Origin Usage Note Contemporary Examples Shaq, Year One Charles P. Pierce May 23, 2014 An American in Full Jonathan Alter December 13, 2010 The Hypocrite Killer Jane Ciabattari June 16, 2009 Did NBA Referees Snatch Destiny From The Sacramento Kings? Matt Gallagher June 5, 2012 ‘Homeland’ Is Finally Back On Track with […]
- Big man on campus
noun Examples Word Origin Usage Note A male college student leader; bmoc (1930s+ College students) Any preeminent man: Griffey is the Mariners’ big man on campus (1990s+)
- Big media
the mainstream media, as television and newspapers: blogs that compete with big media. Contemporary Examples What the Fall of ‘The Daily’ Teaches the Media Industry The Daily Beast December 3, 2012 Murdoch’s Secret Weapon Lloyd Grove July 20, 2011 Supersize Me, Your Honor: Liebeck v. McDonald’s and Our Era of Ambition James Poulos October 20, […]
- Big mo
noun Word Origin Usage Note noun Contemporary Examples Mitt Romney’s Game-Change Moment in the Denver Presidential Debate Michael Tomasky October 1, 2012 A Brokered GOP Convention and a Third-Party Candidate Are Real Possibilities Mark McKinnon February 20, 2012 [political campaign] momentum