AskDefine | Define gargantuan

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gargantuan adj : of great mass; huge and bulky; "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp" [syn: elephantine, giant, jumbo]

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  • /ˈgɑː(ɹ)ˌgæn.tjʊu.æn/, /ˈgɑː(ɹ)ˌgænt.jʊuæn/ a UK


From Gargantua, a giant with a very large appetite in Rabelais's The Inestimable Life of Gargantua.


  1. Of the giant Gargantua or his appetite.
  2. Huge.


of the giant Gargantua or his appetite
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