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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)
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