American English Slang – Humongous.
Meaning – Very big. The adjective humongous is used to describe something that is very large in size. This expression is often used in a playful or exaggerated way to emphasize the extreme size of something.
This word is a blend of the words huge and monstrous – words that can also be used to describe something very big!
Slang Expressions for Very Big:
There are many other informal expressions to describe things that are very large:
- Gargantuan – This adjective is derived from the name of a fictional giant – Gargantua – who had a very large appetite.
- Ginormous – British English slang – A blend of gigantic and enormous.
- Mammoth – A mammoth is a large, hairy elephant-like mammal.
- Mega – The prefix mega means very large.
- Monstrous – Monstrous can refer to something very large – or something that is hideous.
- Stupendous – Stupendous can refer to something very large – or something that is marvellous.
- Whopping – A whopper is something very large.
We can use the slang expression zillion to describe a very large unspecified number.
- “Have you seen David’s new house? It’s humongous!”
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