Definition of juggernaut noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒʌɡənɔːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒʌɡərnɔːt//
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  1. 1 (British English, often disapproving) a very large lorry/truck juggernauts roaring through country villages See related entries: Types of vehicle
  2. 2(formal) a large and powerful force or institution that cannot be controlled a bureaucratic juggernaut
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: extension of Juggernaut, the form of Krishna worshipped in Puri Orissa, where his image is dragged through the streets in an annual festival.
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