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Big noter

Posted by Lotg on April 10, 2004

I was recently considering someone close to me who is known frequently to 'big note' herself about many things that as far as I'm aware she hasn't even done. I know that to 'big note' is to brag or even mislead someone into thinking you're more special than you might really be in a given situation, but what is the origin of the term?

Is the 'note' here from some gambling background, inferring you're offering bigger notes (dollars) than you've really got, or is it something to do with voice, eg. singing, words, etc.?

Any help here greatly appreciated.