Godzilla

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese ゴジラ ‎(gojira), blend created for the movie from the words ゴリラ ‎(gorira) (gorilla) and ‎(くじら, kujira) (whale).

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Godzilla ‎(plural Godzillas)

  1. A fictional Japanese monster (怪獣 ‎(kaijū)) from a series of science-fiction films.
    • 2012 May 20, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      What other television show would feature a gorgeously designed sequence where a horrifically mutated Pierre and Marie Curie, their bodies swollen to Godzilla-like proportions from prolonged exposure to the radiation that would eventually kill them, destroy an Asian city with their bare hands like vengeance-crazed monster-Gods?
  2. Anything that is an extremely large or dramatic example of its type.

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