[ god-zil-uh ]
/ gɒdˈzɪl ə /


a science-fiction monster that resembles an enormous bipedal lizard, featured in Japanese and American films, television, and comic books.

Origin of Godzilla

1950–55; an Anglicized version of the Japanese name Gojira < Japanese gorira gorilla + kujira whale
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