noun Etymology: Hindi Jagannāth, literally, lord of the world, title of Vishnu Date: 1841 1. chiefly British a large heavy truck 2. a massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path <
an advertising juggernaut
a political juggernaut

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