humongous

adjective
hu·​mon·​gous | \ hyü-ˈməŋ-gəs How to pronounce humongous (audio) , yü-, -ˈmäŋ- \
variants: or less commonly humungous \ hyü-​ˈməŋ-​gəs How to pronounce humongous (audio) \

Definition of humongous

: 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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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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The first known use of humongous was circa 1967

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Last Updated

11 May 2022

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“Humongous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humongous. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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