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1. Typically with lower-case initials, one's older sibling of the male sex.

2. Figurehead of the totalitarian government of the superstate of Oceania in George Orwell's final and most famous novel, 1984. Not an "actual" person in the world of the novel, rather a generic middle-aged male face staring out of countless posters, telescreens and so on. The accompanying legend reminds anyone present, "Big Brother is Watching You." Projects an image of the government as omnipresent, omniscient, and allegedly benign. Shortened to an affectionate "B.B." in the novel in colloquial speech, and in the daily ritual of the Two Minute Hate.

3. Figurative description of intrusive government or bureaucracy.

4. At least one television series of the genre known as "reality TV", in which an assorted group of people are obliged for a time to live together in a house being watched through cameras that broadcast their lives together to the watching public. Such a series is typically held as a competition where the public or a smaller group may vote a member out of the house at regular intervals, with a reasonably large cash prize awaiting the resident who stays longest.
Fred is Jeremy's big brother.

(Final line of novel): He loved Big Brother.

Big Brother is watching us again, so get your tax forms in on time.

I hope that harridan Jemima is voted out of the season of Big Brother as soon as possible.
by Fearman October 31, 2007
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Verb describing penile amputation, especially when carried out by an amateur and soon followed by ejection of said organ out the window of a moving car. After the operation carried out by Lorena Bobbitt on her husband John Wayne Bobbitt.
You think you're a great lover boy, don't you? Well, if you don't swear blind you'll leave my wife alone, I'll bobbitt you!
by Fearman August 12, 2007
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Morbid or irrational fear of receiving a gift that is more trouble than it is worth.
She doesn't even send Christmas cards any more. She's that terrified of what she might get back. Bad touch of albuproboscideaphobia.
by Fearman March 6, 2008
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Intriguing form of folk art consisting typically of a deck of cards with 22 major trumps and four suits of minor trumps with fourteen cards each, although there are variations on this basic plan. Typically or ideally each card has an illustration of some kind. The variety of decks is considerable, although some are considerably more original in their inspiration (and/or better in their artistry) than others. Poetically resonant and often of use in artistic inspiration. Thought to have originated at least as far back as the late Middle Ages. Sadly done to death by New Agers who insist they are useful for divination, and Christian fundamentalists who put them close to the top of a veeerrry looonnngg list of stuff that will lead you straight to Hell, but still quite interesting.
Wanna see my collection of Tarot cards? I've got about thirty decks.
by Fearman September 18, 2007
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Morbid fear of milk cartons used as jugs and left on a table.
Your mother-in-law has got mensalactophorophobia. You'd better get a proper earthenware jug for that cow juice right NOW.
by Fearman October 15, 2007
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Full name Albus Percival Wolfric Brian Dumbledore. Born around 1840-46, died 1997. Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in the novels by Jo Rowling. Named for the Latin for white, and an Anglo-Saxon term meaning "bumblebee", as Rowling imagined the old man humming about the school. Headed the Order of the Phoenix in both its incarnations. Campaigned for the truth about the evil Voldemort to be known, but was unimpressed by his power and pretensions; addressed Voldemort simply as "Tom" (Marvolo Riddle) whenever they met. Killed for reasons Harry Potter does not at first comprehend, but as for the question of whether we see him again, hey, this is Hogwarts, remember? Recently outed by author Rowling as gay (!!! go Jo !!!); his greatest mistake was to fall in love with Gellert Grindelwald. Wise old man who has come by his wisdom in that hallowed academy, the School of Hard Knocks. Warm, friendly, fierce when necessary, had style, truly unforgettable. Played in the movies by the late great Richard Harris (years 1&2), and subsequently by Michael Gambon. At once among the finest wizards and finest gay characters to grace the pages of fiction.
Albus Dumbledore. The only wizard Voldemort ever feared.

"Exactly", said Dumbledore, beaming once more. "Which makes you very different from Tom Riddle. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, page 245, Bloomsbury ed.

"You mean he was weak!", screamed Voldemort. "Too weak to dare, too weak to take what might have been his, what will be mine!"
"No, he was cleverer than you", said Harry, "a better wizard, a better man."
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, p. 592
by Fearman November 5, 2007
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The gentleman who appeared in the original Planet of the Apes movie, and recently handed in his firearms.
Ain't nobody shot the ducky like Charlton Heston.
by Fearman April 10, 2008
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