What does jumbo mean?

Definitions for jumbo
ˈdʒʌm boʊjum·bo

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    of great mass; huge and bulky

    "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"

GCIDE

  1. jumbo(a.)

    Very large.

    Etymology: [From the name Jumbo, given to a very large elephant exhibited as part of P. T. Barnum's circus in 1882.]

  2. jumbo(n.)

    Any object which is a very large example of its class.

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jumbo

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jumbo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jumbo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of jumbo in a Sentence

  1. Wednesday Clark:

    The opportunity is there if we want it, if I was to put the (Airbus super-jumbo) A380 through multiple points in Europe, we would clean out the business like a Dyson hoover.

  2. Tom Peters:

    We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo... excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    The UK generally has a great record on fighting measles, but for the first time we're suddenly going in the wrong direction, i'm afraid people have just been listening to that superstitious mumbo-jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff, and thinking that the MMR vaccine is a bad idea. That's wrong, please get your kids vaccinated.

  4. Boris Johnson:

    Project Fear is really working on them. They’re terrified of this nonsense. It’s all mumbo jumbo.

  5. Boris Johnson:

    What they don't want is friction at the border, they don't want any interruption of the economy. So they're sacrificing all the medium - and long-term gains out of fear of short term disruption, they're terrified of this nonsense. It's all total mumbo jumbo.

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