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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)
References in classic literature ?
Singer had given up his nibs too, but he had kept back a very large one, called a Jumbo, which was almost unconquerable, and he could not resist the opportunity of getting Philip's Js out of him.
He never dreamed of disputing their pretensions, but did homage to the miserable Mumbo jumbo they paraded.
This is the way it goes: Bullfrog 95, Dixie 16, Golden Anchor 65, Gold Mountain 13, Jim Butler 70, Jumbo 75, North Star 42, Rescue 7, Black Butte 75, Brown Hope 16, Iron Top 3."
Dublin Airport said: "Some of us remember when it wasn't unusual to see two jumbos at Dublin Airport at the same time.
Jumbos should be praised for the quality of the staff involved who due to my concern at the time I didn't get the names.
Kajiado county warden Dickson Korir on Saturday refuted claims that Maasai morans have killed 16 Amboseli jumbos that strayed into Imbuko location on Friday.
-- Bankers say they've begun using mortgage rates to woo high-net-worth clients: Attractive rates on jumbos have become a way to secure additional business from those clients -- from managing their investments to supplying a broad suite of financial services.
Meanwhile, interest rates on jumbos are near their lowest levels ever -- in the 5 percent range for 30- year fixed-rate loans, around 3 percent for some hybrid adjustables.
"In fact, I was talking to a few of them the other day, and some of them just came right out and said, 'We just aren't interested in jumbos right now.'"
"The whole thing started with subprime loans, but now includes Alt-A's--products with lower credit standards and verification requirements--and jumbos, all nonconforming loans."
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The ministry's Civil Aviation Bureau directed JAL to ensure the airworthiness of 46 Boeing jumbos and ANA that of 25 Boeing jumbos, ministry officials said.