hu·mon·gous | \hyü-ˈməŋ-gəs, yü-, -ˈmäŋ-\
variants: or less commonly humungous \hyü-ˈməŋ-gəs \

Definition of humongous 

: extremely large : huge a humongous building humongous amounts of money

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Examples of humongous in a Sentence

a humongous dish of ice cream I'm sleepy because I ate a humongous lunch.

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The culture here is fueled by people from South America, where there is a humongous car culture, especially in Argentina. Fortune, "You'll Need to Spend $350,000 to Join This Private Miami Club," 28 June 2018 The Ascent is bluntly and unapologetically humongous: 196.8 inches nose to tail, 76 inches wide and 71.6 inches tall, including roof rails. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Subaru Ascent: A Bigger, Better Family SUV," 12 July 2018 For all the loyal Lushies of the world, shower time's about to get a massive upgrade, because the brand has just launched humongous versions of 11 of its best-selling lotions, scrubs, shampoos, and masks., "Lush's Beloved Insomnia-Curing Lotion Now Comes In Jumbo Size," 10 July 2018 Ever hear the one about the humongous plant that can potentially cause blindness and third degree burns? Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "There's a Plant Called 'Giant Hogweed' and It Can Cause Blindness and Third Degree Burns," 18 June 2018 What early May event is associated with humongous hats, signature drinks and huge celebrations? Luann Gibbs,, "Cinco de Derby: Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day events in Cincinnati," 3 May 2018 At nearly two-and-a-half hours, the double album is nearly as sprawling and orchestral as its predecessor, with heaving solos crushed against humongous statues of horns. New York Times, "12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 14 June 2018 Supercomputers have lost some of their allure in the era of cloud computing and humongous data centers. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "The US Again Has World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer," 8 June 2018 The second generation of AMD’s Threadripper processors will have a truly extreme variant that straps four 8-core Ryzen APUs together to form a unified, humongous 32-core part. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "AMD teases 32-core Threadripper CPU for later this year," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of humongous

circa 1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humongous

perhaps alteration of huge + monstrous

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English Language Learners Definition of humongous

: very large

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