Big Apple

Big Apple
the 〚orig., jazzmen's slang for the BIG TIME < ?name for NEW YORK (City)

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(AmE infml)
a popular name for New York City. The name was first used by jazz musicians to mean the ‘big time’, or success.

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      1930s square-dance version of the jitterbug that was named for the Columbia, S.C., club where it originated. Assembled in a large circle, dancers did a basic shuffling step or other jitterbug step like the lindy hop. Directions such as “right foot forward” or “get your girl and take a twirl” were given by a caller, but more enterprising dancers, singly or in couples, frequently improvised.

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