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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Other Words from jumbo

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

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All-day events include virtual reality exploration, video and board games, green screen photo opportunities, child-friendly crafts, jumbo-sized family games, Magic the Gathering and a Fandom scavenger hunt. baltimoresun.com, "Harford library’s 9th annual Comic-Con celebrates all things ‘Geek’," 14 Sep. 2019 Adopt this jumbo-sized package of fluff & love: https://t.co/v8aB6PzBbL. Please RT to help this sad-eyed guy find happiness! Doha Madani, NBC News, "Chunky cat finds foster home after 3,000 applications respond to viral tweet," 28 Aug. 2019 For others, the focus is hands-on experience, providing students with access to everything from old-fashioned 16mm cameras to state-of-the-art 3D VR labs to the jumbo-sized green screens at University of Texas (down one place to No. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Top 25 American Film Schools, Ranked," 15 Aug. 2019 The event will feature a pregame show with food trucks, live music and jumbo screens to pump up the crowd. Washington Post, "4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch," 16 June 2019 The deal: Two jumbo tenders with one side and a fountain drink. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Where to find the best cheap lunch specials in the Louisville area," 10 June 2019 Shop for Southwestern spices and tortilla presses at the historic Market Square, or watch a Saturday cooking demo in the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s outdoor kitchen with its jumbo veggie patch. Jennifer Barger, National Geographic, "Today I'm Obsessed With ...," 22 June 2019 The high-quality jumbo scallops didn’t have a proper crust, browned but soft. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: The Terrace Grill at the Dalmar in Fort Lauderdale is a good-looking disappointment," 20 June 2019 Greetings, Arsians! Tuesday marks day two of Amazon Prime Day 2019, and the Dealmaster is still highlighting and compiling the better offers from that sales event in a separate jumbo-sized roundup. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: The best Prime Day tech deals from retailers besides Amazon," 16 July 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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jum·​bo | \ ˈjəm-bō How to pronounce jumbo (audio) \

Kids Definition of jumbo

: very large jumbo eggs

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