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EtymologyEdit

Possibly a blend of massive +‎ huge

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /maˈh(j)uː.sɪv/
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AdjectiveEdit

mahoosive (comparative more mahoosive, superlative most mahoosive)

  1. (chiefly Britain, slang) massive; very large; huge
    • 2000 March 27, Laurence Bogle, “Re: DF”, in alt.fab.robert-jordan, Usenet[1]:
      Well, I haven't had any real problems with it, it's not the most reliable ISP I've ever used (mahoosive understatement), but considering it's free it's not too bad.
    • 2002 September 24, Frothie, “Re: More Mahoosive Spiders :S”, in alt.babylon5.uk, Usenet[2]:
      I even said to someone look at them mahoosive mosquitoes!! [] I tell ya, between the mahoosive mosquitoes, bees & wasps and caterpillars, I was VERY happy to get back to the city & it's pollution.
    • 2003 October 10, Catkins, “Re: Just 'done' Tescos”, in freeserve.chat, Usenet[3]:
      We do have a rather mahoosive store locally.
    • 2010 January 23, humble.life, “Re: get this...”, in alt.support.depression, Usenet[4]:
      Those destinations are the span of England. And it's not exactly a mahoosive country...