Definition of humongous in English:

humongous

(also humungous)

adjective

North American
informal
  • Huge; enormous.

    ‘a humongous steak’
    • ‘‘That was great Katie,’ he said with a humungous smile.’
    • ‘Lots of people would sign up if they could grow a gigantic potato or a monstrous zucchini or a humungous tomato.’
    • ‘An already huge company would become truly humongous in terms of its wealth and power.’
    • ‘Also, remember the humongous snowball that we started rolling at the bottom of the hill near our house?’
    • ‘You'd think a humongous blunder like this would be all over the front pages.’
    • ‘Their houses here are humongous, gigantic even.’
    • ‘One way or another, we seem to be heading for a world of three or four really humungous pharmaceutical companies in the US, maybe six or eight worldwide.’
    • ‘‘So,’ he started, having not noticed the humungous sigh, ‘Do your parents live here too?’’
    • ‘He sat down and looked at the giant pictures of his ancestors that decorated the humungous room.’
    • ‘I think everyone will agree these are huge loses - humungous losses.’
    • ‘As long as it's not a multicolored, mammoth hat with a humongous pom-pom attached to it.’
    • ‘It's not a humongous group of people, but it is a very committed group of people.’
    • ‘The gigantic horse was a humongous black beast with flashing green eyes and a name to suit: Thunderhead.’
    • ‘Jennie clacked over to me, in her humungous shoes.’
    • ‘She and her friends made humungous signs to carry around.’
    • ‘We thought it proper that we have one of the candidates who was on that humongous ballot here today.’
    • ‘That probably is worth a huge horselaugh, because franchises keep being bought for humongous sums.’
    • ‘Half the sky was a golden glow casting a shimmering slick across the water, and the other half, painted with grey and black puffed humungous clouds.’
    • ‘We are having a humungous party at the beach and everybody will have lots and lots of fun.’
    • ‘Eventually, after a couple of hours, they reached the bottom of the humongous mountain.’
    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

1970s (originally US): possibly based on huge and monstrous, influenced by the stress pattern of stupendous.

Pronunciation

humongous

/hjuːˈmʌŋɡəs/