gi·​nor·​mous jī-ˈnȯr-məs How to pronounce ginormous (audio)
: extremely large : humongous
had a ginormous house with a swimming pool and a pool table

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Despite adding a little length and width, the CR-V is still not ginormous. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 11 May 2023 Our midrange Limited trim has a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a ginormous 14.0-inch touchscreen. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 26 Apr. 2023 Edie Sedgwick herself studied jazz ballet, hence her go-to ensemble of black tights paired with polos, simple sweaters, ginormous earrings, and little else. Kristen Bateman, ELLE, 14 Apr. 2023 No Marcus Semien, Corey Seager or any of the Rangers’ ginormous free agent class. Dallas News, 25 Feb. 2022 Ellenor describes him as ginormous. Nick Romano,, 10 Aug. 2022 Today, in a ginormous workshop adjacent to a large showroom filled with sparkling machines from its past, skilled technicians and craftsmen restore old cars and service others, even recreating classic models such as Jaguar's D-type, XKSS, and Lightweight E-type in continuation series. Jamie Kitman, Car and Driver, 31 Dec. 2022 But the idea to turn the lake into a waterfront recreational area has been discussed since 2017 when part of the lake was drained to build two ginormous underground water tanks that will hold a portion of the city’s water supply instead of the reservoir doing so. Lilly Price, Baltimore Sun, 21 Sep. 2022 Since space is ginormous and celestial objects are so far from one another, light from these objects can take a while to reach each other. Danya Gainor, CNN, 31 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


gigantic + enormous

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ginormous was in 1942

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“Ginormous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition



blend of gigantic and enormous

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