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humongous

[hyoo-muhng-guh s, -mong- or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmʌŋ gəs, -ˈmɒŋ- or, often, yu-/
adjective, Slang.
1.
extraordinarily large.
Also, humungous.
Origin of humongous
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; expressive coinage, perhaps reflecting huge and monstrous, with stress pattern of tremendous
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humongous

/ˌhjuːˈmʌŋɡəs/
adjective
1.
exceptionally large; huge
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for humongous
adj.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for humongous

hoop

modifier

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

noun

  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)

verb

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

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