Definition of “Big Brother” - English Dictionary

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“Big Brother” in British English

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Big Brothernoun [ S ]

uk /ˌbɪɡ ˈbrʌð.ər/ us /ˌbɪɡ ˈbrʌð.ɚ/

a way of referring to a government, ruler, or person in authority that has complete power and tries to control people's behaviour and thoughts and limit their freedom

(Definition of “Big Brother” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“Big Brother” in American English

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Big Brothernoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈbɪɡ ˈbrʌð·ər/

a government or person in authority that tries to control people’s behavior and thoughts

(Definition of “Big Brother” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)