Definition of ginormous in English:

ginormous

adjective

British
informal
  • Extremely large.

    ‘ginormous piles of rubbish’
    • ‘Then, come the year end, I have receipts for five envelopes, two stamps and a computer disk to set against my vast and ginormous tax bill.’
    • ‘Due to the flame I received I was wondering if you could all do me a ginormous favor and point out all my typos and mistakes that you catch.’
    • ‘Steve told me that Joe was six foot five, ginormous!’
    • ‘The haircut magically makes your ginormous head look smaller, making hats seem bigger.’
    • ‘The gym features two full-length courts, a ginormous weight room and state-of-the-art training rooms, but it's the other features that are more to the players liking.’
    • ‘As I neared the car door, I stopped cold: I had come face-to-face with the biggest, ugliest, most ginormous insect I have ever seen in my entire life.’
    • ‘On March 25, Katie, who was eight months pregnant at the time, looked ginormous.’
    • ‘An infinitesimally small step for mankind, maybe, but one ginormous step for this unlucky man.’
    • ‘I've never wished anything bad on anybody in my life but I admit that I hoped she'd explode to a ginormous size with pregnancy and find it as hard to shape up afterwards as the rest of the normal world.’
    • ‘Sure, I'm not getting ginormous amounts of money, but I enjoy myself and I'm happy with it.’
    • ‘And an elephant's heart beats really slowly, as it is ginormous.’
    • ‘Once she'd seen the ginormous battle ships, she throttled the engines on a shallow descent in a totally opposite direction.’
    • ‘She's blonde, she's stupid, and she has ginormous breasts.’
    • ‘Home of the largest collection of modern art in Europe, as the ginormous banner draped over the outside proudly proclaimed.’
    • ‘It probably also means the compensation clause should he be tempted away is absolutely ginormous.’
    • ‘Kelly squealed, wrapping her arms about the most ginormous pumpkin Mitch had ever seen.’
    • ‘See, when we moved in a month ago, we bought a chest of drawers, which came in two ginormous boxes.’
    • ‘With the cash left in the kitty I managed to also acquire something truly meaningful to improve staff morale - a ginormous plasma telly for the staff lunchroom.’
    • ‘The boot - with 456 litres of space - is also pretty ginormous.’
    • ‘The waves are ginormous and the experience of wipe-out scary as hell.’
    large, sizeable, of considerable size, substantial, considerable, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, epic, mountainous, megalithic, monstrous, brobdingnagian
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Origin

1940s (originally military slang): blend of giant and enormous.

Pronunciation

ginormous

/dʒʌɪˈnɔːməs/