the Big Apple

the Big Apple
Meaning
Nickname for New York, USA.
Origin
Derived from the translation by jazz musicians of the manzana principal area as 'apple orchard'. Another explanation has it that jazz musician's slang for engagement was 'apple'. A date in New York was the 'big apple'.

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

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