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 Plucked from a ginormous, humongous bag of Halloween goodies, here are two sprightly limericks submitted by my creative U-T readers. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Oct. 2022 While a tiny snake may seem cute, the thought of a ginormous snake could be something out of nightmares. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2022 Another benefit is cutting ginormous electric bills. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 25 Sep. 2022 Given California’s ginormous $300-billion budget, $42 million isn’t much. Erika D. Smithcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2022 The ginormous primary bedroom also has its own covered terrace overlooking the rear yard. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 8 Aug. 2022 Armillaria expanse is the biggest individual recorded, but plenty of other ginormous specimens have been documented, including one on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which Anderson has studied for years. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 15 Aug. 2022 Often, the belts were extra-wide with comically ginormous or bling-y buckles. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 28 July 2022 The ginormous dino gets an average 4.5 stars from more than 550 reviewers. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 20 July 2022 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 1 Dec. 2022.

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