jumbo definition

  • noun:
    • An unusually huge person, pet, or thing.
    • a particularly big or powerful individual, pet or thing.
    • A popular title for an elephant.
    • Any object which is a very large example of its class.
    • a rather big person of its type or course.
    • Any large, difficult machine; in particular, a home-made windmill designed for raising liquid for irrigation regarding Great Plains.
    • inside West Indies, same as mumbo-jumbo. Inside type jumby it's found in numerous compounds.
  • adjective:
    • abnormally huge: jumbo shrimp; a jumbo jet.
    • specifically huge or powerful.
    • Very large.
    • of great size; huge and large

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