Careful what you say, big brother is watching
by Becky September 11, 2004
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An omnipresent, seemingly benevolent figure representing the oppressive control over individual lives exerted by an authoritarian government.
The practical applications of Big Brother watching you today: surveillance cameras, wiretaps, tracking Internet use, spychips, digital facial recognition, etc.
by Grilled Tuna May 30, 2006
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The only hope to 20-something's wanting to prove to the rest of the country that their ego is bigger than everyone else's, in order to bring fame and fortune to their otherwise hopeless lives (with the exception of Pop Idol and X-Factor). In the big brother house, the problems occur when these people realise they are not being noticed and, as a result, have to make a point of this by shouting, screaming, wailing, yelling and getting as drunk as possible in order to try and convince people they are 'really entertaining'. As a result, the public decides to vote them out, meaning that when they face eviction they begin to make out they had already planned to walk out anyway, and that they felt that they had already had enough of living with people they just don't get on with.

Big brother is portrayed as a reality tv show when, in reality, it is not. Free food, free drinks (including alcohol), shelter, no need to work, housemates you don't like (but still want to f***) and regular silly tasks 24 hours of the day does not sound like reality, unless of course you are an art student at the University of Birmingham. The only time you really feel you are seeing reality is on eviction night, when the housemate faces their partner and finally remembers "oh shit, i wish i didn't do that" and you get a look from their partner that says "you're in for it. just wait 'til we get home..."
Day 22, 4.02am in the big brother house. After a day of arguing about chicken, the housemates have finally gone to bed.
Day 22, 4.05am. Craig sneezes.
Day 22, 4.17am. Anthony coughs.
by ste (undefined) February 1, 2006
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a reality tv show in which a group of people are filmed living inside a house for a period of time
big brother is watching you
by nosleep42 May 5, 2005
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Pretty much government since the Cold War has begun. Yet, contrary to democrat/liberal belief George Bush isn't the only one who has done wiretapping because other notable Democrat presidents that have illegally wiretapped are Jimmey Carter and Bill Clinton.
Guy 1: Hey, Vincent Foster was totally killed by Big Brother.
Guy 2: Ya, Clinton sure wanted to screw that dude up but Bush is letting me get full cavity searched at the airport.
by Phillip Kaltenbach June 22, 2006
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1. The panoptical force of civil design and engineering that facilitates the proliferation of its own systematically reinforced ideological dogma both overtly and surreptitiously into every conceivable facet of the cognitive and behavioral patterns of the population over which it presides

2. The character in the novel '1984' from which the term is derived

3. Colloquial term for one's older male sibling

4. A shitty TV show
1. Be careful, dude. Big brother is watching.

2. Nobody heard what Big Brother
was saying. It was merely a few words of encouragement restoring
confidence by the fact of being spoken.

3. My big brother is here to pick me up. Act natural.

4. I like to watch Big Brother cause they stupid on that show.
by buttcheeks_mcgee May 22, 2009
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Your older, (and often irritating) male sibling
"Hey look, it's my big brother Joe."
by Samantha1357 April 20, 2006
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