jumbo(redirected from Jumbo the Circus Elephant)
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n. pl. jum·bos
An unusually large person, animal, or thing.
Unusually large: jumbo shrimp; a jumbo jet.
[After Jumbo, , a large elephant exhibited by P.T. Barnum, probably from slang, clumsy person.]
n, pl -bos
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]
n., pl. -bos,
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]
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|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"
Of extraordinary size and power:
behemoth, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, colossal, cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantesque, gigantic, herculean, heroic, huge, immense, mammoth, massive, massy, mastodonic, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, pythonic, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast.