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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [big tik-it]
    • /bɪg ˈtɪk ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [big tik-it]
    • /bɪg ˈtɪk ɪt/

Definitions of big-ticket word

  • adjective big-ticket If you describe something as a big-ticket item, you mean that it costs a lot of money. 3
  • adjective big-ticket (of retail goods) belonging to the most expensive and prestigious class 3
  • adjective big-ticket having a high price 3
  • adjective big-ticket costing a great deal; expensive: fur coats and other big-ticket items. 1
  • adjective big-ticket expensive, costly 1
  • adjective big-ticket Costly or expensive; having a high price. 0

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Origin of big-ticket

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45

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Parts of speech for Big-ticket


big-ticket popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for big-ticket

adj big-ticket

  • costly — If you say that something is costly, you mean that it costs a lot of money, often more than you would want to pay.
  • fancy — imagination or fantasy, especially as exercised in a capricious manner.
  • high — having a great or considerable extent or reach upward or vertically; lofty; tall: a high wall.
  • lavish — expended, bestowed, or occurring in profusion: lavish spending.
  • valuable — having considerable monetary worth; costing or bringing a high price: a valuable painting; a valuable crop.

Antonyms for big-ticket

adj big-ticket

  • worthless — without worth; of no use, importance, or value; good-for-nothing: a worthless person; a worthless contract.
  • unimportant — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • inexpensive — not expensive; not high in price; costing little.
  • low-priced — selling at a low price; inexpensive; cheap.
  • reasonable — agreeable to reason or sound judgment; logical: a reasonable choice for chairman.

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