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

Definition of humongous

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

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a humongous dish of ice cream I'm sleepy because I ate a humongous lunch.
Recent Examples on the Web The research team, led by Rute da Fonseca at the University of Copenhagen, found that just as the giant squid is absolutely humongous, so is its genome. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Team Uncovers Major New Truths About the Legendary Giant Squid," 16 Jan. 2020 Late in the afternoon on November 6, 2016, 18-year-old Austin Pontier of Clark County, Iowa, shot this humongous typical whitetail—and set off a firestorm of speculation. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The 20 Best Bucks of the Decade," 27 Dec. 2019 Anyway, congratulations on your humongous achievement. Washington Post, "Gene Weingarten: Celebrating the columns you love to hate," 2 Jan. 2020 There's more than just the humongous Bloody Mary; there's entertainment, including drag bingo, and collecting food donations for Hunger Task Force. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "8 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, including your last shot at 'Hamilton'," 14 Nov. 2019 And this is a humongous opportunity right here with Bradley Beal. Tim Reynolds,, "Wizards sign guard Bradley Beal to 2-year, $72 million extension," 17 Oct. 2019 Other challenges involve trying to push a humongous log, as Bart also pushes a log. oregonlive, "Oregon’s Steve Taylor on competing in ‘Man Vs. Bear’ Discovery series: ‘The bears were the star of the show’," 3 Dec. 2019 Opening Ceremony will actually produce this humongous bag too. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Largest Tote Ever Was Spotted in New York," 3 Dec. 2019 On the left panel, there’s a humongous representation of the team logo that often doesn’t quite fit into its space. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, "These 2019 NBA Tip-Off hats might be the weirdest thing you ever put on your head," 11 Oct. 2019

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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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“Humongous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of humongous

informal : very large

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