jum·​bo | \ ˈjəm-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce jumbo (audio) \
plural jumbos

Definition of jumbo

: a very large specimen of its kind

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jumbo adjective

Examples of jumbo in a Sentence

the winner in the contest for biggest pumpkin was a jumbo that weighed in at over a thousand pounds
Recent Examples on the Web Instead of the familiar jumbo lump crab cake, Mills’ version sees a mix of backfin and lump meat served atop creamed leeks and baby fennel. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Review: At this new Hampden restaurant, invasive species like snakehead and blue catfish are approachable and delicious," 4 Dec. 2019 The Cooperage The concert hall/ wedding venue will turn into a watch party with a 200-inch jumbo television, surround sound and unique lighting on Sunday. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Packers playing in the NFC Championship on Sunday is a big deal. Here are 6 bars going all out for the game.," 17 Jan. 2020 That's why investing in a power strip is never a bad idea, especially one like this jumbo strip by Anker. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend," 11 Jan. 2020 Most notably, the jumbo index climbed to yet another record high, as investors increased their willingness to purchase loans with lower credit scores and higher LTV ratios. Washington Post, "Mortgage rates settle after an up-and-down week," 5 Dec. 2019 The aircraft returned to Dubai empty, a jumbo jet without any jumbos. Paul Kvinta, Outside Online, "I Bought an Elephant to Find Out How to Save Them," 12 Nov. 2019 This season actress and host Keke Palmer joined those models, taking the Christian Cowan spring/summer 2020 runway show in jumbo cornrows and vibrant red lips. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Keke Palmer Walked Her First NYFW Runway In Cornrows And Red Lips," 11 Sep. 2019 Demand for Boeing's mini-jumbo 777X, which is still in development, has been anemic. Dan Catchpole, Fortune, "After Boeing Fires CEO, Analysts Warn of Even More Turbulence Ahead," 23 Dec. 2019 Thanks to Howard’s mystical mumbo-jumbo about the power of precious stones, Garnett comes to think of the uncut gems as his good-luck charm. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Gonzo New York Movie Experience," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of jumbo

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jumbo

Jumbo, a huge elephant exhibited by P. T. Barnum

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The first known use of jumbo was in 1883

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11 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Jumbo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumbo. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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jum·​bo | \ ˈjəm-bō How to pronounce jumbo (audio) \

Kids Definition of jumbo

: very large jumbo eggs

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