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[guh-zil-yuh n] /gəˈzɪl yən/
noun, Informal.
an extremely large, indeterminate number.
Origin of gazillion
ga-, variant of ka- + zillion Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gazillion
  • Forget the launchpads, the giant rockets, and the gazillion-dollar prices for getting satellites into space.
  • It adds support for a lot of new cameras and old lenses, but more importantly, it squashes roughly a gazillion bugs.
  • But he's the one with the twinkle in his eye and the pampered, cosseted look of a star beloved by a gazillion fans.
  • Even with a gazillion bits per second, a human being can still only process so much info.
  • And an alternative to having to buy a gazillion batteries is to get a solar battery charger.
  • Put up a huge windmill, maybe, or raise a gazillion chickens or prigs.
  • There are a gazillion of emails in my box, many many of them jumping in with discussions about students.
  • And that food then gets distributed in a gazillion places.
  • There have been a gazillion stories about how difficult it is for consumers with good credit to secure loans.
British Dictionary definitions for gazillion


noun (pl) -lions, -lion
(often pl) an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount: gazillions of people turned up
  1. amounting to a gazillion: a gazillion types to choose from
  2. (as pronoun): I found a gazillion under the sink
Word Origin
C20: on the model of million
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Word Origin and History for gazillion

by 1984, with made-up prefix and ending from billion, trillion, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gazillion



A very large number; jillion, zillion: This is a movie adaptation of John Grisham's gazillion-copy bestseller/ some supermodel making gazillions of dollars each year (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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