humongous

adjective hu·mon·gous \ hyü-ˈməŋ-gəs , yü- , -ˈmäŋ- \
variants: or less commonly humungous play \hyü-ˈməŋ-gəs\
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of humongous

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

Examples of humongous in a Sentence

  1. a humongous dish of ice cream

  2. I'm sleepy because I ate a humongous lunch.

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Origin and Etymology of humongous

perhaps alteration of huge + monstrous


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Definition of humongous for English Language Learners

  • : very large


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