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Definition of "jumbo" []

  • An unusually large person, animal, or thing. (noun)
  • Unusually large: jumbo shrimp; a jumbo jet. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jumbo" in a sentence
  • "David Wondrich, an American cocktail historian, speculated in Esquire magazine that it may have been named after P.T. Barnum's famous elephant, which gave rise to the word jumbo as a synonym for huge."
  • "He says, flatly, that the jumbo is the greatest big-game animal on earth, and that he loved to hunt them."
  • "If you have what they call a jumbo loan, you could get help from the economic stimulus package."
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