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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: An authoritarian person, organization, government, etc., that monitors or controls people.
After Big Brother, a character in George Orwell’s 1949 novel 1984. The term big brother for an elder brother has been documented from 1809.
“When do cameras start feeling less like protection and more like Big Brother?”
Michael Dobie; School Security Takes a Big Step; Newsday (Long Island, New York); Jul 29, 2018.
See more usage examples of Big Brother in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:There is no human being who, as a result of desiring to build a better life, should be named or declared illegal. -Alejandro G. Inarritu, film director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (b. 15 Aug 1963)