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jumbo

jum·bo

jumbo

 
pronunciation:
juhm bo
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun, adjective), Word History
part of speech: noun
inflections: jumbos
definition: (informal) something that is very large.
synonyms:
behemoth, colossus, giant, leviathan, monster
similar words:
Brobdingnagian, titan
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part of speech: adjective
definition: very large.
jumbo olives
synonyms:
Brobdingnagian, colossal, cyclopean, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, huge, mammoth, monstrous, prodigious, stupendous, titanic, tremendous
similar words:
big, herculean, large, oversize
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Word History
Jumbo comes from the name of a twelve-foot-tall, six-and-a-half-ton elephant owned by the circus showman, P.T. Barnum. Earlier, it was a slang word for a clumsy person.