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English definition of “big word”

big word

noun [C]     informal
a long, difficult word, or a word that expresses a serious or important idea: He tried to impress his teachers by using big words in all his essays.Terminology and vocabulary
(Definition of big word noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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