gi·​nor·​mous | \ jī-ˈnȯr-məs \

Definition of ginormous

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

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Sarah Lawrence for Vox In a long, snowy driveway in front of a ginormous suburban home sits a brand new car with a giant red bow. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Does anyone really buy the giant car bows you see in every commercial?," 18 Dec. 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge, who usually wears small, dainty earrings, decided to go for a ginormous teardrop chandelier earrings. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Both Wore Gigantic, Sparkly Earrings to Charles' 70th," 14 Nov. 2018 But there are also a few touches that just scream Shields—like a ginormous bathroom complete with a flat screen TV, a private dressing room, and even a pool out back that gives a nod to her performance in Blue Lagoon. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "Looking To Rent? You Can Stay In Brook Shields’ California Mansion For $25K A Month," 6 Dec. 2018 In the photo, Hailey grabs Justin's wrist with her left hand (perfectly showing off her ginormous, big-enough-to-have-its-own-gravitational-pull engagement ring) and grasps his fingers with her right hand. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Hailey Baldwin Changes Her Name to Hailey Bieber on Instagram," 17 Nov. 2018 Step right up, folks, and feast your eyes on the most ginormous, the most humongous phone known to man! David Pierce, WSJ, "Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Is Crazy Powerful. Can You Handle It?," 19 Aug. 2018 In a far corner, McDonalds had a ginormous stall, peddling Big Macs to many of the tens of thousands (Tens. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "I Witnessed the Future of Retail. I Didn’t Like What I Saw," 9 Nov. 2018 Late Tuesday, Meghan McCain posted an Instagram video of her and her mom laughing while slipping down one of the ginormous water slides. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "John McCain, family celebrate Independence Day in Arizona with giant water slides," 4 July 2018 Morrow probably wasn’t aware of the Cubs’ bizarre history of injuries, which included Sammy Sosa famously sneezing his way onto the disabled list in 2004, suffering an oblique injury with a ginormous sneeze in the clubhouse in San Diego. Paul Sullivan,, "Brandon Morrow not fretting over people mocking his back injury," 20 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of ginormous

: 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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