Big Smoke

old nickname of London, England as well as Sydney, New South Wales

Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games. 2013.

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  • Big Smoke — can refer to: * The Big Smoke , a name applied to various cities, including: **Belfast **London, because of its smog (though this has declined, and the name with it) **Melbourne, labelled as such in the late 19th century during the industrial… …   Wikipedia

  • big smoke — the ˌbig ˈsmoke 7 [big smoke] noun (BrE, informal) London, or another large city …   Useful english dictionary

  • Big Smoke — noun A nickname for the city of Toronto. Syn: Hogtown, T.O …   Wiktionary

  • Big Smoke — any of the large cities in Australia; or any built up or closely settled area (originally Aboriginal pidgin) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • big smoke — Australian Slang any of the large cities in Australia; or any built up or closely settled area (originally Aboriginal pidgin) …   English dialects glossary

  • big smoke, the — noun INFORMAL a large town or city …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • (the) big smoke — the (big) smoke British & Australian a big city, especially London, Sydney or Melbourne. So when were you last in the smoke, then? …   New idioms dictionary

  • the Big Smoke — see under ↑smoke • • • Main Entry: ↑big …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) big smoke — the big smoke UK US noun informal a large town or city Thesaurus: towns, cities and villageshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • the big smoke — UK / US noun informal a large town or city …   English dictionary


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