[Ads-l] "bigly"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 4 08:46:48 UTC 2016


I've always heard it as "big-league."  HDAS: 1991.

Cf "big-time" (adv.) and "major-league" (adj.).

JL

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:34 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Many have heard it as "bigly," but on Language Log we've concluded Trump
> has been using "big-league" as a post-verbal adjunct.
>
> http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=24240
>
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:19 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > "We're gonna win bigly", promises Donald Trump in his victory speech.
> > Apparently he's been promising this for quite a while on quite a number
> of
> > occasions.  QOTY candidate?  WOTY candidate?
> >
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