humongous

[ hyoo-muhng-guh s, -mong- or, often, yoo- ]
/ hyuˈmʌŋ gəs, -ˈmɒŋ- or, often, yu- /

adjective Slang.

extraordinarily large.

Nearby words

  1. hummingbird,
  2. hummingbird moth,
  3. hummingly,
  4. hummock,
  5. hummus,
  6. humor,
  7. humoral,
  8. humoral immune response,
  9. humoresque,
  10. humorist

Also humungous.

Origin of humongous

1965–70, Americanism; expressive coinage, perhaps reflecting huge and monstrous, with stress pattern of tremendous

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British Dictionary definitions for humongous

humongous

/ (ˌhjuːˈmʌŋɡəs) /

adjective

exceptionally large; huge

Word Origin for humongous

C20: of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for humongous

humongous

adj.

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

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