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

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This was a rowdy championship weekend, with two contentious overtimes, surely ginormous TV audiences, and plenty of hard feelings left over. Jason Gay, WSJ, "A Super Bowl to Drive America Crazy," 21 Jan. 2019 Of course, the social media impressions were ginormous. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Who Needs a Runway? Nicolas Ghesquière Hires an A-List Power Posse For His Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall Lookbook," 14 Jan. 2019 Justin proposed to Hailey back in July during a romantic trip to the Bahamas, where the pop singer surprised his model wife with a ginormous rock (estimated between six to ten carats) from Solow & Co that is reportedly worth $500,000. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justin and Hailey Bieber Reportedly Postponed Their Religious Wedding Ceremony," 9 Jan. 2019 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

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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

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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