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big wordnoun [C]

uk   us   informal
a ​long, ​difficult word, or a word that ​expresses a ​serious or ​importantidea: He ​tried to ​impress his ​teachers by using ​big words in all his ​essays.
(Definition of big word from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “big word”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大词…
in Chinese (Traditional) 又長又艱深的生字, 表達嚴肅或重要概念的字眼…
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