Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.


 (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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˌhjuːˈmʌŋɡəs) or


exceptionally large; huge
[C20: of uncertain origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[hjuˈmɒŋgəs] ADJ she is such a humongous stares una superestrella
we had a humongous rowtuvimos una pelea de órdago
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


humungous [hjuːˈmʌŋgəs] adjmonstre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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.