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zillion

[zil-yuh n] /ˈzɪl yən/ Informal.
noun, plural zillions (as after a numeral) zillion.
1.
an extremely large, indeterminate number.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or amounting to a zillion.
Origin of zillion
1930-1935
1930-35; jocular alteration of million, billion, etc.
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zillion

/ˈzɪljən/
noun (pl) -lions, -lion
1.
(often pl) an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount: zillions of flies in this camp
determiner
2.
  1. amounting to a zillion: a zillion different problems
  2. (as pronoun): I found a zillion under the sink
Word Origin
C20: on the model of million
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Word Origin and History for zillion
n.

1944, arbitrary coinage with no definite numerical value; first recorded in Damon Runyon.

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Slang definitions & phrases for zillion

ziggety

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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