Informal. an excessive estimate of one’s importance; conceit.
an inflammatory swelling of the tissues of the head of sheep, caused by the anaerobic bacillus Clostridium novyi.
enlargement of the head and jawbones of horses resulting from nutritional hyperthyroidism.
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(informal) a conceited person
(US & Canadian, informal) conceit; egotism
an abnormal bulging or increase in the size of an animal’s skull, as from osteomalacia
any of various diseases of sheep characterized by swelling of the head, esp any caused by infection with Clostridium bacteria
- Big head, have a
Be conceited; have an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or ability. For example, The constant flattery of his subordinates is bound to give Thomas a big head. [ c. 1800 ] Also see: swelled head
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