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Enormous; huge: a mondo list of pizza toppings.
Extremely; very: a mondo big mistake.
[From mondo (bizarro), very bizarre, from Italian Mondo (Cane), (A Dog's) World, name of movie with bizarre scenes that was a cult favorite in the 1960s.]
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(Buddhism) Zen Buddhism a fast and spontaneous Buddhist questioning and answering technique
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mon•do(ˈmɒn doʊ) Slang. adv.
1. very; extremely: mondo cool.adj.
2. large; big: a mondo history paper.
[1965–70; < Italian mondo world, extracted fr. the film Mondo Cane (1961) and reinterpreted as an adv. in Italian or pseudo-Italian phrases such as mondo bizarro very bizarre, literally, bizarre world]
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