hu·​mon·​gous hyü-ˈməŋ-gəs How to pronounce humongous (audio)
variants or less commonly humungous
: extremely large : huge
a humongous building
humongous amounts of money

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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Word History


perhaps alteration of huge + monstrous

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of humongous was in 1964

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“Humongous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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