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jum·bo / ˈjəmbō/ inf. • n. (pl. -bos) a very large person or thing. ∎  (also jum·bo jet) a very large airliner (originally and specifically a Boeing 747).• adj. very large: a jumbo pad.

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jumbo big clumsy person, animal, etc. XIX. prob. the second element of MUMBO-JUMBO.

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Jumbo name of an elephant at London Zoo, sold in 1882 to the Barnum and Bailey circus; the word had originally denoted a large and clumsy person.