Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Strongly, with great force.
  • adv. In a blustering or boastful manner; haughtily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a tumid, swelling, blustering manner; haughtily; violently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a tumid, swelling, blustering manner; haughtily; arrogantly.

Etymologies

From big +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

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