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  • n. A term of endearment, usually addressed toward an all-around good male person.
  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see big,‎ guy.


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  • He said there were different medical personnel there too, including a big guy they called Baby Doc. . .

    Forever Lost

  • Gidley looked up and saw this big guy with a scar on his cheek.

    The Beach House

  • “This is Red Boy territory, man,” the big guy said.

    Killing Floor

  • The big guy owed Nick a favor, for his piece had driven Ozu’s customer list through the roof, including some movie stars and rock singers.

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  • He was a big guy — six-four, two-twenty — just about Myron's size.

    Drop Shot

  • The other man, the one who blocked the door, was the polar opposite of the big guy – in his twenties, Asian, squat, granite muscular and cube-shaped with bleached-blond hair, a nose ring or two, and a yellow Walkman in his ears.

    Tell No One

  • He met Howard Hughes and started bird-dogging for him, picking up star-struck farm girls, ensconcing them in the fuck pads the big guy had set up all over LA.

    The Big Nowhere

  • The big guy stood perfectly still, his arms folded across his chest in what we used to call the buffalo stance.

    Tell No One

  • Jerry! she squealed, leaping up from her drums and running over to give the big guy a massive hug.

    She’s Got the Beat


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