Definitions for Jumbo
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elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumboadjective
of great mass; huge and bulky
"a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"
Any object which is a very large example of its class.
An especially large or powerful person, animal or thing.
A popular name for an elephant.
Especially large or powerful.
Jumbo (about December 25, 1860 – September 15, 1885), also known as Jumbo the Elephant and Jumbo the Circus Elephant, was a 19th-century male African bush elephant born in Sudan. Jumbo was exported to Jardin des Plantes, a zoo in Paris, and then transferred in 1865 to London Zoo in England. Despite public protest, Jumbo was sold to P. T. Barnum, who took him to the United States for exhibition in March 1882. The giant elephant's name spawned the common word "jumbo," meaning large in size. Examples of his lexical impact are phrases like "jumbo jet", "jumbo shrimp," "jumbo marshmallows," and "jumbotron." Jumbo's shoulder height has been estimated to have been 3.23 metres (10 ft 7 in) at the time of his death, and was claimed to be about 4 m (13 ft 1 in) by Barnum.
Jumbo generally refers to something that is extremely large in size, quantity, or scale, exceeding the standard or normal measurements. It is commonly used to describe large items or quantities of goods or serving sizes. The term originates from the name of a famous large circus elephant in the 19th century.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jum′bō, n. a colossus.—adj. huge, colossal. [Name of a huge elephant sold in 1882 from the London Zoological Gardens to P. T. Barnum.]
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jumbo is ranked #60045 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Jumbo surname appeared 336 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Jumbo.
44.6% or 150 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
37.2% or 125 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
13.6% or 46 total occurrences were Black.
3.5% or 12 total occurrences were White.
The numerical value of Jumbo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Jumbo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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