jumbo jet

noun
a very large jet plane
Syn: ↑jumbojet
Hypernyms: ↑jet, ↑jet plane, ↑jet-propelled plane

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a widebody jet airliner.
Also, jumbo.
[1960-65]

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jumbo jet noun
A large jet airliner
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Main Entry:jumbo

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jumbo jet UK US noun [countable] [singular jumbo jet plural jumbo jets]
a large plane for a lot of passengers. A jumbo jet is often simply called a jumbo .
Thesaurus: aircrafthyponym parts of aircraftmeronym

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jumbo jet,
a large jetliner, capable of carrying over 300 passengers.

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noun, pl ⋯ jets [count]
: a very large airplane that can carry many passengers

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jumbo [jumbo jumbos] noun, adjective [ˈdʒʌmbəʊ] [ˈdʒʌmboʊ]
noun (pl. jumbos) (also ˌjumbo ˈjet)
a large plane that can carry several hundred passengers, especially a Boeing 747
 
Word Origin:
early 19th cent. (originally of a person): probably the second element of mumbo-jumbo. Originally denoting a large and clumsy person, the term became popular as the name of an elephant at London Zoo, which was sold in 1882 to the Barnum and Bailey circus.
 
adjective only before noun (informal)
very large; larger than usual

a jumbo pack of cornflakes

 
Word Origin:
early 19th cent. (originally of a person): probably the second element of mumbo-jumbo. Originally denoting a large and clumsy person, the term became popular as the name of an elephant at London Zoo, which was sold in 1882 to the Barnum and Bailey circus.  
Example Bank:

I've bought a jumbo pack of cornflakes.

 

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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