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jum·bo

 (jŭm′bō)
n. pl. jum·bos
An unusually large person, animal, or thing.
adj.
Unusually large: jumbo shrimp; a jumbo jet.

[After Jumbo, , a large elephant exhibited by P.T. Barnum, probably from slang, clumsy person.]

jumbo

(ˈdʒʌmbəʊ)
n, pl -bos
1. informal
a. a very large person or thing
b. (as modifier): a jumbo box of detergent.
2. (Aeronautics) See jumbo jet
[C19: after the name of a famous elephant exhibited by P. T. Barnum, from Swahili jumbe chief]

jum•bo

(ˈdʒʌm boʊ)

n., pl. -bos,
adj. n.
1. a person, animal, or thing very large of its kind.
adj.
2. very large: the jumbo box of cereal.
[1800–10; orig. uncertain; popularized as the name of a large elephant purchased and exhibited by P.T. Barnum in 1882]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jumbo - of great mass; huge and bulky; "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

jumbo

adjective giant, large, huge, immense, mega (informal), gigantic, oversized, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), elephantine, ginormous (informal), humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) a jumbo box of tissues
baby, tiny, pocket, mini, wee, dwarf, micro

jumbo

noun
One that is extraordinarily large and powerful:
Slang: whopper.
adjective
Translations
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jumbo

[ˈdʒʌmbəʊ]
A. N
1. (= elephant) → elefante/a m/f
B. ADJ (also jumbo sized) → gigante, de tamaño extra
C. CPD jumbo jet Njumbo m

jumbo

[ˈdʒʌmbəʊ]
adj [shrimp, prawn] → géant(e); [packet] → géant(e)
jumbo size → format maxi
n (also jumbo jet) → jumbo-jet m, gros-porteur mjumbo jet njumbo-jet m, gros-porteur mjumbo pack n
(= packet) → paquet m géant
[bottles, cans] → emballage m géant

jumbo

n
(inf)Jumbo m (inf)
(= jumbo jet)Jumbo(jet) m

jumbo

[ˈdʒʌmbəʊ]
1. adj (fam) → maxi inv
jumbo size → formato gigante
2. n (also jumbo jet) → jumbo m inv (jet m inv)
References in classic literature ?
He lost two of his small nibs quickly, and Singer was jubilant, but the third time by some chance the Jumbo slipped round and Philip was able to push his J across it.
This is the way it goes: Bullfrog 95, Dixie 16, Golden Anchor 65, Gold Mountain 13, Jim Butler 70, Jumbo 75, North Star 42, Rescue 7, Black Butte 75, Brown Hope 16, Iron Top 3.
He never dreamed of disputing their pretensions, but did homage to the miserable Mumbo jumbo they paraded.
Bankers say they've begun using mortgage rates to woo high-net-worth clients: Attractive rates on jumbos have become a way to secure additional business from those clients -- from managing their investments to supplying a broad suite of financial services.
BA said the tanks on their 60 jumbos - about one-fifth of their fleet - are inspected during normal flight checks.
In fact, I was talking to a few of them the other day, and some of them just came right out and said, 'We just aren't interested in jumbos right now.
By plotting the difference (spread) between the two rates, we isolate information about the premium paid for jumbo-based securities relative to conventional ones (note that our dataset includes loans called super jumbos, those that exceed $650,000).
The ministry's Civil Aviation Bureau directed JAL to ensure the airworthiness of 46 Boeing jumbos and ANA that of 25 Boeing jumbos, ministry officials said.
Given the overall size of the affluent mortgage market and its projected household growth rates of 10 percent to 20 percent, these figures suggest that the market for super jumbos will expand from the current $15 billion to $20 billion in annual originations to a market of $20 billion to $25 billion annually in the next few years.
It's a very competitive interest rate and very pleasing to a lot of us,'' he said of the current rate on jumbos.
Outside jumbos, one new product enables buyers to sock away all or part of a down payment on a home in investment vehicles such as variable and fixed annuities, and in life insurance policies.
0, novice and experienced pilots can takeoff and land their choice of 26 different jumbos.