Definition of the Big Apple noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Big Apple

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ðə ˌbɪɡ ˈæpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˌbɪɡ ˈæpl//
 
[singular](informal)
 
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New York City He wanted to take a bite out of the Big Apple (= to become familiar with New York).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Big Apple