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[hyoo-muhng-guh s, -mong- or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmʌŋ gəs, -ˈmɒŋ- or, often, yu-/
adjective, Slang.
extraordinarily large.
Also, humungous.
Origin of humongous
1965-70, Americanism; expressive coinage, perhaps reflecting huge and monstrous, with stress pattern of tremendous Unabridged
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Examples from the web for humongous
  • Even the freshly made bread was served in two humongous slices apiece.
  • Second, blast the drive with a humongous magnetic field.
  • The arms are not humongous or long, in fact it may be too short for some of you yeti's out there.
  • Plant got humongous with many huge, tasteless, watery fruits.
  • The farad is the humongous unit of capacitance, equal to one coulomb per volt.
  • Because they'll have to raise humongous amounts of new capital to offset the losses.
  • The cost of refinancing this in the blighted capital markets would be humongous.
  • Erasing five little words, for example, transformed a tiny special interest provision into a humongous one.
  • And unless the humongous deficit is eliminated or greatly curbed, the economy will be going off that cliff.
  • That's not a humongous proportion of the watching public, but within the world of television ratings, it's quite a chunk.
British Dictionary definitions for humongous


exceptionally large; huge
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for humongous

also humungous, by 1972, American English, apparently a fanciful coinage from huge and monstrous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for humongous



Having to do with basketball: a hoop team/ hoop scores (1940s+ Basketball)

  1. A finger ring: the old hoop on that finger (1859+ fr underworld);
  2. The basketball net or basket; bucket (1930s Basketball)
  3. A basketball goal; bucket: He made six hoops last night (1940s+ Basketball)

To vomit; barf, oops: One of the guys from Emergency Services hooped into his boots over it (1980s+)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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