big brother


big brother
noun Date: 1844 1. an older brother 2. a man who serves as a companion, father figure, and role model for a boy 3. capitalized both Bs [Big Brother, personification of the power of the state in 1984 (1949) by George Orwell] a. the leader of an authoritarian state or movement b. an all-powerful government or organization monitoring and directing people's actions <
data banks that tell Big Brother all about us — Herbert Brucker
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