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big-big

[Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian gra-gra (Sylvain 1936:46 and Port. Cr. of Senegal grãdi-grãdi (Ivens Ferraz 1979:58) and reduplicated African forms, e.g. Kongo múpátipáti (Carter & Makoondekwa ms.), Yoruba n'lán'lá (Rowlands 1969:207), all lit. big-big, i.e. very big] adj. very large: Now da's what you call a big-big man—don't even look like he coulda get in dat car (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: adjective, reduplication

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Last update: 2010-09-03 14:26
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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