Jumbo definition

jŭmbō
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An unusually large person, animal, or thing.
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A very large person, animal, or thing.
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Unusually large.

Jumbo shrimp; a jumbo jet.

adjective
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Especially large or powerful.
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An especially large or powerful person, animal or thing.
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A popular name for an elephant.
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Very large; larger than usual of its kind.

A jumbo jet airliner.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jumbo
Plural:
jumbos

Origin of jumbo

  • After Jumbo , a large elephant exhibited by P.T. Barnum probably from slang clumsy person

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Jumbo, the name given to a large elephant purchased by P. T. Barnum in 1882.

    From Wiktionary