gi·​nor·​mous jī-ˈnȯr-məs How to pronounce ginormous (audio)
: 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 So, take stock, write Cattrall a ginormous check, and just say yes. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 23 Aug. 2023 There’s still plenty of money being made in this industry, $115.4 billion last year, with crafts share of this ginormous pie growing — independent breweries accounted for $28.4 billion of that amount. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 July 2023 No one can stare down snakes (ugh!), punch Nazis (yay!), unearth legendary antiquities (score!) and outrun ginormous boulders (yikes!) like Indiana Jones. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 30 June 2023 There’s the Australian veterinarian who helped Hwang clone a ginormous racing camel, which went over big on the camel’s home turf of Abu Dhabi. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 23 June 2023 And there’s a whole ginormous area of the world that is not interested in Hollywood at all. Michael Schneider, Variety, 21 June 2023 Long estranged from his twin, a rich real estate mogul who lived in a ginormous chateau outside of the French city of Perpignan, near the Spanish border, the detective arrives to give his niece a quick hand before getting out of town. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2023 At some point, the neutron star crashed right into this helium core, and that ginormous amount of material -- the mass of our own Sun or so -- slammed into the neutron star's über-dense matter. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 1 Dec. 2011 Despite adding a little length and width, the CR-V is still not ginormous. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 11 May 2023 See More

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Word History


gigantic + enormous

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ginormous was in 1942

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“Ginormous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition



blend of gigantic and enormous

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