Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Enormous; huge: a mondo list of pizza toppings.
  • adv. Extremely; very: a mondo big mistake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dialogue between master and student designed to obtain an intuitive truth.

Etymologies

From mondo (bizarro), very bizarre, from Italian Mondo (Cane), (A Dog's) World, name of movie with bizarre scenes that was a cult favorite in the 1960s.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of course, the word mondo is Italian for world, but how far does that get you?

    Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » Mondo funky

  • It is during the question and answer period ( 'mondo') that learning is considered to take place (the saying is, "sosan is for teaching, mondo for learning") and since the writer and reader are 'once removed', the medium of print is but a poor substitute for face to face teaching, and no real substitute for learning, particularly since it does not provide the opportunity for questions and answers.

    Combat in the North Gallery

  • The latter detail, of course, accounts for the "mondo" portion of my meatloaf title!

    mondo gumbo meatloaf

  • Forbidden Parisis a comparatively normal "mondo" movie that sticks closely to the model laid out by Jacopetti and Prosperi in Mondo Cane.

    Twitch

  • As such he can touch on everything from Aldermaston marches to the 'mondo' genre, from sitcom appearances to the inadvertent innovations some of these films were pretty much forced to make owing to budget limitations.

    DVD Times

  • 'In questo' ( 'mondo') 'ti sgonfieró a ogni modo.'

    Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

  • This concept seems to be unique to Taoism and Buddhism, and it is usually only advanced students who enter 'mondo' (question and answer, or discussion) on topics such as these, and such matters are not frequently discussed during normal sesshin.

    The Book Of THoTH, Popular Articles from The Archive Category - Philosophers - Plato

  • Step 1: Install Mondo from Synaptic by first starting Synaptic, entering your root password, and then doing a search for the word "mondo" (without the quotes).

    PCLinuxOS-Forums

  • The Bed Sitting Room and two 'mondo' docs from Arnold L. Miller,

    DVD Times

  • MG: How did mondo films influence your own work/ideas/thought processes (in particular The Atrocity Exhibition)?

    Ballardian » An Exhibition of Atrocities: J.G. Ballard on Mondo films

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