mondo

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See also: mondó, mondò, mondō, and móndo

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Japanese 問答 (mondō).

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Noun[edit]

mondo (plural mondos)

  1. (Zen Buddhism) A dialogue between master and student designed to obtain an intuitive truth.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the title of the cult 1962 Italian documentary film Mondo cane, Italian for "A Dog's World", from mondo ("world") and cane (dog). The film featured bizarre scenes, leading to English use of mondo as an adverb meaning "very, extremely" in mock-Italian phrases like mondo bizarro.[1]

Adjective[edit]

mondo (comparative more mondo, superlative most mondo)

  1. (US, slang) Big, large; major, significant.
    • 1997, K. C. Constantine, Family Values, G. K. Hall & Co. (1997), ISBN 9780783882321, page 80:
      [] I mean, me bein' here has caused us some mondo problems, so I shoulda figured out that not bein' here anymore would cause some more problems — "
    • 2010, Dakota Cassidy, You Dropped a Blonde on Me, Berkley Sensation (2010), ISBN 9781101441893, unnumbered page:
      Younger gorgeous woman marries older, rich man, lives her life solely for him while reaping the bennies of mondo moolah only to end up dumped by older rich man for newer, younger model.
    • 2012, Lucienne Diver, Crazy in the Blood, Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (2012), ISBN 9781609289324, page 79:
      “You're kidding—you can eat again after that mondo burger you had for lunch?”
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

Adverb[edit]

mondo (not comparable)

  1. (US, slang) Very, extremely, really.
    • 1992, Cherie Bennett, Sunset Paradise, Berkley (1992), ISBN 9780425137703, page 1:
      "This rain is mondo depressing," Sam sighed as she stared out the sliding glass doors that led to the Hewitts' deck.
    • 2001, Margie Lapanja, Food Men Love: All-Time Favorite Recipes from Caesar Salad and Grilled Rib-Eye to Cinnamon Buns and Apple Pie, Conari Press (2001), ISBN 1573245127, page 196:
      This recipe, from someone who really knows her tiramisu, is mondo rich, utterly divine, and simple.
    • 2002, Jeffrey Deaver, Mistress of Justice, Bantam Books (2002), ISBN 9780307793591, page 93:
      “Hey, this place is mondo cool. Bowie hangs out there. It's so packed you can hardly get in. And they play industrial out of one set of speakers and the Sex Pistols out of the other. I mean in the same room! Like, at a thousand decibels."
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "mondo" on thefreedictionary.com

Anagrams[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French monde.

Noun[edit]

mondo (plural mondoj, accusative singular mondon, accusative plural mondojn)

  1. world
    • 2001 February, Evgeni Georgiev, “Vulkanoj”, Monato, ISSN 0772-456X, page 22: 
      Ĉi-momente en la mondo estas preskaŭ 600 aktivaj vulkanoj.
      At this moment there are almost 600 active volcanoes in the world.

Derived terms[edit]


Guaraní[edit]

Verb[edit]

mondo

  1. to send

Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

mondo (plural mondi)

  1. world
  2. people, society
  3. kingdom

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mundus.

Noun[edit]

mondo m

  1. world
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Che mai pioûn biela duon i’iê veisto al mondo,
      That I haven’t ever seen a more beautiful woman in the world,

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mundus.

Noun[edit]

mondo m (plural mondi)

  1. world
  2. people, society
  3. kingdom
    mondo vegetale vegetable kingdom

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

mondo

  1. first-person singular indicative present of mondare

Adjective[edit]

mondo m (feminine monda, masculine plural mondi, feminine plural monde)

  1. cleaned (vegetables)
  2. peeled (fruit)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mundus.

Adjective[edit]

mondo m (feminine monda, masculine plural mondos, feminine plural mondas)

  1. net, pure

Noun[edit]

mondo m (variant pronunciation of mundo)

  1. world

Verb[edit]

mondo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of mondar.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

mondo (needs class)

  1. serval