[gahr-gan-choo-uh n] /gɑrˈgæn tʃu ən/

gigantic; enormous; colossal:
a gargantuan task.
(sometimes capital) huge; enormous

1590s, from Gargantua, large-mouthed giant in Rabelais’ novels, supposedly from Spanish/Portuguese garganta “gullet, throat,” which is from the same imitative root as gargle.


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