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English definition of “the Big Apple”

the Big Apple

noun [S]     informal
New York City: She's planning a trip to the Big Apple.City names and their inhabitants
(Definition of the Big Apple noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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