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 humungous (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Just look at the monster penguins that roamed what was once New Zealand or the humongous sloths that ambled around South America. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "This Bat Is Not the Size of a Human (But It Is Very Big)," 9 July 2020 Should Brady command a $30 million salary for 2020 in a new contract, plus that penalty money, the cap hit would be humongous. Barry Wilner, The Denver Post, "Tom Brady uncertainty overshadows other NFL free agency options," 10 Mar. 2020 Because it’s not just one life, but the trickle effect that goes out from something like that, which is humongous. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "Meb Keflezighi on Being Black in America," 10 June 2020 Upstairs, the master bedroom's humongous 200 square foot walk-in closet is a stunner with its built-in ironing board and specialized storage units. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "HGTV's $1.5 Million Smart Home for 2020 is Located in Pittsburgh," 24 Apr. 2020 Ampere debuts in the form of the A100, a humongous data center GPU powering Nvidia’s new DGX-A100 systems. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia's bleeding-edge Ampere GPU architecture revealed: 5 things PC gamers need to know," 14 May 2020 This 4-year-old American pit bull terrier has never met a stranger or greeted anyone with less than a humongous tail wag that wiggles her whole cute body. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Gucci and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 24 Apr. 2020 The Nanny’ be a humongous Broadway hit there and then do the series again with a whole new cast. Susan Hornik, Los Angeles Times, "Amid coronavirus, ‘The Nanny’ returns briefly to offer some relief," 6 Apr. 2020 Moreover, the government must defer the National Population Register—a humongous economic and political undertaking that will only take away attention from the Covid-19 crisis and increase person-to-person contact. Anup Agarwal & Yogesh Jain, Quartz India, "India’s coronavirus response needs to address the question of social inequity," 29 Mar. 2020

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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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14 Aug 2020

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“Humongous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humongous. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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humongous

adjective
How to pronounce humongous (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of humongous

informal : very large

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