[hyoo-muhng-guh s, -mong- or, often, yoo-]
- extraordinarily large.
Origin of humongous
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- exceptionally large; huge
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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