gi·​nor·​mous | \ jī-ˈnȯr-məs How to pronounce ginormous (audio) \

Definition of ginormous

: extremely large : humongous had a ginormous house with a swimming pool and a pool table

Examples of ginormous in a Sentence

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First Known Use of ginormous

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ginormous

gigantic + enormous

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24 Jun 2022

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gi·​nor·​mous | \ jī-ˈnȯr-məs \

Kids Definition of ginormous

: extremely large "There's a ginormous storm brewing up…"— Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon


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