zillion

 A zillion is an exceedingly large, indeterminate number. See also jillion.
 ► “The idea that there are zillions of Chinese eagerly rushing out to buy anything from an offshore company at fat profits is pure bunk.” (Forbes, Jan. 31, 1994, p. 140)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • zillion — (n.) 1944, arbitrary coinage with no definite numerical value; first recorded in Damon Runyon …   Etymology dictionary

  • zillion — ► CARDINAL NUMBER informal ▪ an extremely large number of people or things. DERIVATIVES zillionaire noun zillionth ordinal number. ORIGIN from Z (perhaps as a symbol of an unknown quantity) + MILLION(Cf. ↑millionth) …   English terms dictionary

  • zillion — ☆ zillion [zil′yən ] n. [arbitrary coinage, after MILLION] Informal a very large, indefinite number …   English World dictionary

  • Zillion II — Infobox VG title = Zillion II: The Tri Formation Cycle developer = Tatsunoko Productions publisher = Sega designer = release = flagicon|Japan 1987 flagicon|US 1988 genre = Platform modes = Single player platforms = Sega Master System input = 8… …   Wikipedia

  • zillion — /zil yeuhn/, n., pl. zillions, (as after a numeral) zillion, adj. Informal. n. 1. an extremely large, indeterminate number. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or amounting to a zillion. [1930 35; jocular alter. of million, billion, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • zillion — zil|lion [ˈzıljən] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Z as the last in a series + million] informal a very large number of things ▪ I ve seen that movie a zillion times. zillion of ▪ zillions of mosquitoes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • zillion — [[t]zɪ̱ljən[/t]] zillions NUM (emphasis) If you talk about a zillion people or things, you are emphasizing that there is an extremely large number of them. [INFORMAL] It s been a zillion years since I ve seen her. QUANT: QUANT of pl n You can… …   English dictionary

  • zillion — noun An unspecified large number (of). When I want to switch Groupwise domains I am forced to click the cancel button on a login dialog box a zillion times (I’m not exaggerating... much) Syn: bajillion, bazillion, gazillion, googillion, hojillion …   Wiktionary

  • zillion — Synonyms and related words: a billion, a crore, a lakh, a million, a myriad, a nonillion, a quadrillion, a thousand, a zillion, astronomical number, billion, considerable, decillion, duodecillion, ever so many, full many, googol, googolplex,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • zillion — zil|lion [ zıljən ] number INFORMAL a very large number: A zillion people came to the concert …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • zillion — UK [ˈzɪljən] / US number informal a very large number A zillion people came to the concert …   English dictionary

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