mondo

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adverb

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

mondo

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adjective

slang
: very large or great in amount or number

Examples of mondo in a Sentence

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Adjective
At 12 inches square, these emotive Delft-like tiles from artist Ruan Hoffmann for Clé have an especially mondo effect: Scatter a couple on tables as oversize coasters, or perch one atop a cushion as a makeshift tabletop for a cuppa on the couch. wsj.com, 7 Apr. 2023 Being the biggest fish may actually work against the Mexico City native's self-refracting fever dream, along with its mondo runtime (now trimmed, after a divisive festival debut, by 22 minutes) and decidedly mixed reviews. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 28 Oct. 2022 Has adding a 17th game to the season been a mondo bust or what? Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 7 Jan. 2022 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, 14 Aug. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Adverb

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

First Known Use

Adverb

1968, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mondo was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Mondo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mondo. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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