jumbo jumbo  /ˈdʒəm boʊ/


  • (adj) of great mass; huge and bulky



  1. And holders of jumbo loans need not apply.
  2. The screen contains all sorts of data, mostly photographic mumbo jumbo.
  3. Khomeini's representatives in Paris hurriedly chartered a jumbo jet from Air France, settled insurance terms and agreed that the plane would fly only half full.


  1. UnGrounded: Silicon Valley stars embark on flight 'to change the world'

    After months of buildup, a British Airways jumbo jet carrying more than 100 Silicon Valley emissaries lifted off Wednesday on a mission to change the world. During the 12-hour flight from San Francisco to London, participants in the 'UnGrounded' initiative were charged with coming up with ways to address the global disparity of science, math and technology education.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. Big Banks Bet on Jumbo Mortgages Again

    Since the housing crash began, the market for jumbo mortgage-backed securities, pools of these loans sold to investors, has been close to nothing. Banks still make the loans, but hold them on their books. Now that is beginning to change.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. Jumbo athlete Koda Martin commits to the Texas A&M Aggies

    For Alvin (Texas) Manvel jumbo athlete Koda Martin, having to say no to coaching staffs recruiting him was one of the most difficult parts, but he finally did it on Saturday, committing to the Texas A&M Aggies . Now the third commitment in the last week for head coach Kevin Sumlin and his staff, the Aggies once again have some momentum in recruiting. Martin joins Katy (Texas) Seven Lakes ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: SB Nation

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  1. "Alleviating that public anger, not with mumbo jumbo but with reality, is essential if we're going to have the support of the country," House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank said today at a hearing in Washington.
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: Barney Frank Source: Bloomberg

  2. "It was a matter of time before an Asian-born player was going to win," said Woods. "We've had a lot of great players over the years starting with Jumbo (Ozaki) and Isao (Aoki) has come close. But it was just a matter of time."
    on Aug 16, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: AFP

  3. "In all likelihood, were Israel to abandon the strategic barrier of the Jordan Valley, shoulder-fired missiles capable of taking down a 747 jumbo jet would soon appear on high ground in the West Bank that dominates (Israel's international) Ben...
    on Aug 30, 2008 By: Dore Gold Source: International Herald Tribune

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