- a question to a student for which an immediate answer is demanded, the spontaneity of which is often illuminating.
Origin of mondo1
- very; extremely: mondo cool.
- large; big: a mondo history paper.
Origin of mondo2
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Word Origin and History for mondo
"very much, extreme," 1979, from Italian mondo "world," from "Mondo cane," 1961 film, literally "world for a dog" (English title "A Dog's Life"), depicting eccentric human behavior; the word was abstracted from the original title and taken as an intensifier.