[[t]ˈbɪgˈhɛd, -ˌhɛd[/t]] n.
1) inf Informal. conceit
2) vet
a) inflammation of the head in sheep, caused by a bacterial infection
b) vet enlargement of the head in horses, caused by nutritional hypothyroidism
Etymology: 1795–1805, amer. big′head′ed, adj. big′head′ed•ness, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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