gi·​nor·​mous | \ jī-ˈnȯr-məs How to pronounce ginormous (audio) \

Definition of ginormous

: extremely large : humongous had a ginormous house with a swimming pool and a pool table

Examples of ginormous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a ginormous bottle of Krug in the bathroom behind emergency glass. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "Go to The Riddler. Get Your Wine Glass Filled to the Brim.," 23 Dec. 2019 Similarly, a certain ginormous national oil company with its eye on an IPO has gone all out to convince investors that future dividends are as good as in their pockets. Washington Post, "Conoco and Saudi Aramco Know What You Want," 8 Oct. 2019 In 2009, Sager and the International Ocean Discovery Program drilled into it at several points and found solidified lava flows up to 75 feet thick, suggesting that this massif was indeed formed by ginormous eruptions. Robin George Andrews, National Geographic, "This is now the world's largest volcano, geologists say," 15 July 2019 Hinch instead summoned rookie Kyle Tucker to take the game’s most ginormous at-bat. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Nationals trounce Astros in miserable World Series performance," 23 Oct. 2019 My hands are tiny, and ginormous rings look unbelievably stupid on me, for example. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "This Is How Much Princess Beatrice's Engagement Ring Is Valued At, According to Experts," 27 Sep. 2019 These city-sized objects are essentially ginormous atomic nuclei. Fox News, "'Biggest' star in the universe discovered, 700K times heavier than Earth," 17 Sep. 2019 Some context: That’s a ginormous amount of money in the world of California ballot measures. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: On Labor Day, California workers struggle while unions prepare for major 2020 battle," 2 Sep. 2019 Anyone who’s ever sat in a vinyl booth staring down a bowl of pasta big enough for a toddler to swim knows that portion sizes in America are ginormous. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, "Why You're Gaining Weight Suddenly, According to Doctors and Dietitians," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of ginormous

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ginormous

gigantic + enormous

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The first known use of ginormous was in 1942

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27 Dec 2019

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“Ginormous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ginormous

informal : extremely large


gi·​nor·​mous | \ jī-ˈnȯr-məs \

Kids Definition of ginormous

: extremely large "There's a ginormous storm brewing up…"— Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon

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