humongous


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

hu·mon·gous

 (hyo͞o-mŏng′gəs, -mŭng′-) or hu·mun·gous (-mŭng′-)
adj. Slang
Extremely large; enormous: "humongous baked potatoes piled high with sour cream" (Boston Globe).

[Perhaps blend of huge and monstrous or tremendous.]

humongous

(ˌhjuːˈmʌŋɡəs) or

humungous

adj
exceptionally large; huge
[C20: of uncertain origin]

hu•mon•gous

(hyuˈmʌŋ gəs, -ˈmɒŋ-; often yu-)

also humungous



adj. Slang.
extraordinarily large.
[1965–70, Amer.; expressive coinage, perhaps reflecting huge and monstrous, with stress pattern of tremendous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.humongous - (used informally) very largehumongous - (used informally) very large; "a thumping loss"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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"
Translations
gigantisk

humongous

[hjuˈmɒŋgəs] ADJ she is such a humongous stares una superestrella
we had a humongous rowtuvimos una pelea de órdago

humongous

humungous [hjuːˈmʌŋgəs] adjmonstre

humongous

adj (inf)wahnsinnig groß (inf), → Riesen- (inf); she’s a humongous starsie ist ein Riesenstar (inf); we had a humongous rowwir hatten einen Riesenkrach (inf)
References in periodicals archive ?
A HUMONGOUS hello and golden goodbye for Marks & Spencer's top brass boosted boardroom pay by pounds 3million last year.
If the constant were "humongous, we wouldn't be here; the universe would have done something very different a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, and we know that's not the case," Frieman notes.
Equally confrontationally, Nari Ward's humongous hearse covered in axle grease and nestled on a bed of discarded mufflers is parked right in front of the elevators, announcing a fairly raucous pageant that careens from Nancy Rubins' preposterous ceiling cloud of roped-together mattresses stuffed with cakes, to the psychedelic lunacy of Peter Saul and Alan Turner, to Nicole Eisenman's wall installation, which bumps and grinds into gear with a mind-boggling array of drawings and doodads and stuff.
Islamabad, Feb 5 ( ANI ): The activities of banned terrorist outfits will definitely be a humongous task to stop because they were allegedly created and nurtured by Pakistan's military, an editorial has claimed.
The works of these two figures--and others associated with so-called Land Art--frequently inform Fend's Ocean-Earth scenarios, themselves a conglomeratio of speculative construction projects that are global in scope, humongous in scale.
"The record label was supposed have to this huge humongous release of Every Rose.
Mariah Carey and Lindsay Lohan made the most of their humongous wardrobes by wearing two frocks each at the American Music Awards in LA on Tuesday.
The inert oval heads look like humongous pieces of candy.
A humongous fish fillet sandwich then drops on top of him as the commercial's announcer describes its ingredients as 11 herbs and spices.
And my spacious Louis Vuitton graffiti bag for my, erm, humongous invite.'
"And a humongous thank you to everyone who sent their love and concern." (ANI)
HUMONGOUS is a cool range from GT Interactive aimed at young PC gamers and Megahas 25 copies of the new title, Spy Fox In Dry Cereal, up for grabs.