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Meaning of jumbo

Jorge Luis Tovar Díaz


Jumbo: Plane of great size that is used for the transport of passengers and goods.



JUMBO: Equipment used in work of interior and composed by a frame, automotive or not, and by one or more arms with their corresponding hammer drilling rig or rotary.


Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

It means big, giant, or huge. It is a type of Boeing aircraft, equivalent to the 747 or widened cockpit aircraft. Famous elephant from children's cartoons. In Colombia, chain of stores and supermarkets.



It is an adjective for something "big, of enormous size", from the name of an Abyssinian elephant captured in the mid-19th century and exhibited in circuses and fairs in Europe and the US. There are no records that explain why they gave it that name, perhaps it has its origin in the Swahili greeting yambo, which is how Jumbo sounds in English, although for some reason in many Spanish-speaking countries we say it 'yumbo'.





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