[hyoo-muhng-guh s, -mong- or, often, yoo-]

adjective Slang.

extraordinarily large.

Also humungous.

Origin of humongous

1965–70, Americanism; expressive coinage, perhaps reflecting huge and monstrous, with stress pattern of tremendous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for humongous

immense, prodigious

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British Dictionary definitions for humongous



exceptionally large; huge

Word Origin for humongous

C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for humongous

also humungous, by 1972, American English, apparently a fanciful coinage from huge and monstrous.

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