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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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 With a modern fully-equipped kitchen and the ginormous Market Garden supermarket a short stroll from the resort, families and friends save a few more shekels enjoying meals in the dining area or on the roomy balcony. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Summer's on sale at luxurious Caribbean resorts," 15 May 2018 Here's one way to show your support for the upcoming royal wedding: swimsuits printed with the ginormous faces of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "Brands Are Making Custom Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Swimsuits," 11 May 2018 Located in Flúoir, the lagoon was only a half-hour drive from Gullfoss, a ginormous double waterfall that is a signature attraction in Iceland (and that is pictured on the cover of one of my dad’s Echo & the Bunnymen albums). Brielle Tuvim,, "Personal Journey: Natural beauty and awe in Iceland," 20 Apr. 2018 The most promising is the Moto E5 Plus, which has a ginormous 5,000mAh battery—possibly big enough to last two full days on a charge. Jeffrey Van Camp, WIRED, "Motorola Adds Some Class (and Glass) to Its Budget Phones," 19 Apr. 2018 Cardi B totally stole the 2018 Grammys with her gorgeous butterfly dress, complete with ginormous wings. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "Cardi B Says She Has Butterflies in Her Vagina During Grammys Red Carpet," 29 Jan. 2018 On the ground: One factor could be the ginormous wheels and tires found on the newest models. Scott Sturgis,, "Mazda takes a good thing - its CX-5 - and tinkers with it," 17 Apr. 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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