mon·​do | \ ˈmän-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce mondo (audio) \

Definition of mondo

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Definition of mondo (Entry 2 of 2)

: very large or great in amount or number

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Think the pre-recession era of mondo diamond rings, super-sized fur coats, and monogramed tote bags that would put your dingy Outdoor Voices tote to shame. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Year’s Most Coveted Bags Are Officially Also the Smallest," 14 Aug. 2019 Narrow channels planted with mondo grass let water permeate the ground, reaching the elm roots under the house. Emily Young, Los Angeles Times, "A tranquil garden getaway amid the hustle and bustle of Westwood," 3 Aug. 2019 Gradually convert the lawn to shade-tolerant groundcovers such as Asiatic jasmine, mondo grass, liriope, sedges and dwarf ruellia. Calvin Finch,, "How to deal if your lawn’s in excessive shade," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of mondo


1968, in the meaning defined above


1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mondo


from reanalysis of mondo in title of the American film Mondo Bizarro (1966), after the Italian film Mondo cane (1962)

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The first known use of mondo was in 1968

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to spread over or through

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