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juggernaut

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noun jug·ger·naut \ˈjə-gər-ˌnȯt, -ˌnät\

Simple Definition of juggernaut

  • : something (such as a force, campaign, or movement) that is extremely large and powerful and cannot be stopped

  • : a very large, heavy truck

Full Definition of juggernaut

  1. 1 chiefly British :  a large heavy truck

  2. 2 :  a massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path <an advertising juggernaut> <a political juggernaut>

Examples of juggernaut

  1. <there was no escaping the juggernaut of hype for the studio's biggest summer blockbuster>



Origin of juggernaut

Hindi Jagannāth, literally, lord of the world, title of Vishnu


First Known Use: 1841

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