Definitions

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  • n. A fictional Japanese monster (怪獣 (kaijū)) from a series of science-fiction films.
  • n. Anything that is an extremely large or dramatic example of its type.

Etymologies

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). (Wiktionary)

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  • One of the giant daikaijū of Japanese films and other media.

    June 27, 2010