Definition of Godzilla in English:



humorous, informal
  • 1A particularly enormous example (of something)

    ‘a Godzilla of a condominium tower’
    • ‘This must rate as the Godzilla of all teen strops.’
    • ‘It's the attack of the 50-foot art-film-fusion monster - a Godzilla of cinematic conceit!’
    • ‘This year's prize, says our young narrator Vernon God Little, was won by a Godzilla pumpjack.’
    • ‘The closer you get to the top of the supply chain, the more you face the two Godzillas of the industry Delphi and Visteon.’
  • 2A person or thing likened to a frightful and menacing creature.

    ‘Don't let Nurse Godzilla catch you. She'll raise holy hell’
    • ‘And then Auntie Kim would turn into a raging, female Godzilla and possibly endanger the species of mankind forever.’
    • ‘Grown men jumped up and ran away, crying ‘dog’, making us look at the mutt at the end of the leash to see if it had instantly metamorphosed into a doggie Godzilla.’
    • ‘Sure it may be robots taking care of the elderly now but it's not a far cry from a robotic Godzilla taking over the world!’


From the name of a huge prehistoric monster featuring in a series of Japanese films from 1954.