Definitions for jumboˈdʒʌm boʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jum•boˈdʒʌm boʊ(n.; adj.)(pl.)-bos

  1. (n.)a person, animal, or thing very large of its kind.

    Category: Informal

  2. (adj.)very large:

    the jumbo box of cereal.

    Category: Informal

Origin of jumbo:

1800–10; orig. uncert.; popularized as the name of a large elephant purchased and exhibited by P.T. Barnum in 1882

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumbo(adj)

    of great mass; huge and bulky

    "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"


  1. jumbo(Noun)

    An especially large or powerful person, animal or thing.

  2. jumbo(Noun)

    A popular name for an elephant.

  3. jumbo(Adjective)

    Especially large or powerful.


  1. Jumbo

    Jumbo, also known as Jumbo the Elephant and Jumbo the Circus Elephant, was a 19th-century male African Bush Elephant born in the French Sudan. Jumbo was eventually exported to a zoo in Paris, France; and then transferred in 1865 to London Zoo in England. In November 1881, Jumbo was sold for $10,000 USD to P. T. Barnum, who took him to America for exhibition in March 1882. The giant elephant's name has spawned the common word, "jumbo", meaning large in size. Jumbo's height, estimated to be 3.25 metres in the London Zoo, was claimed to be approximately 4 metres by the time of his death.

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