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 (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.]


(ˌhjuːˈmʌŋɡəs) or


exceptionally large; huge
[C20: of uncertain origin]


(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"


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


humungous [hjuːˈmʌŋgəs] adjmonstre


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)
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