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or king-sized

[king-sahyz] /ˈkɪŋˌsaɪz/
larger or longer than the usual size.
(of a bed) extra large, usually measuring between 76 and 78 inches (193 and 198 cm) wide and between 80 and 84 inches (203 and 213 cm) long.
pertaining to or made for a king-size bed:
king-size sheets.
(of a cigarette) extra long, in contrast to the standard length.
very large, important, or serious; major:
a king-size job.
Compare queen-size for 1–3; full-size, twin-size for 2, 3.
Origin of king-size
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Listen, something's got to be done about this king-size mob of camp followers we've got.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The king-size, easy-going Californian looked more like the early Joe Louis than ever.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • king-size sidewalk cafes occupy three of the strategic corners on the Place de France.

    I'm a Stranger Here Myself Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The Chief pulled out a drawer and brought forth a king-size box of kitchen matches.

    Revolution Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • At the G'sufa everybody upped with their king-size mugs and drank each other's health.

    Unborn Tomorrow Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • She inhaled from a king-size filter-tip cigarette and blew a feather of smoke at the ceiling.

    Mate in Two Moves Winston Marks
British Dictionary definitions for king-size


larger or longer than a standard size
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Slang definitions & phrases for king-size



Very large; extra large: Your nagging gives me a king-size headache/ The new king-sized rockets stopped three Red tanks (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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