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king-size

[king-sahyz] /ˈkɪŋˌsaɪz/
adjective
1.
larger or longer than the usual size.
2.
(of a bed) extra large, usually measuring between 76 and 78 inches (193 and 198 cm) wide and between 80 and 84 inches (203 and 213 cm) long.
3.
pertaining to or made for a king-size bed:
king-size sheets.
4.
(of a cigarette) extra long, in contrast to the standard length.
5.
very large, important, or serious; major:
a king-size job.
Also, king-sized.
Compare queen-size for 1-3; for 2, 3.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for kingsize

king-size

adjective
1.
larger or longer than a standard size
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Slang definitions & phrases for kingsize

king-size

adjective

Very large; extra large: Your nagging gives me a king-size headache/ The new king-sized rockets stopped three Red tanks (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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