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jillion

[jil-yuh n] /ˈdʒɪl yən/
noun
1.
an indefinitely vast number; zillion.
adjective
2.
of or noting such a quantity:
a jillion problems.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; expressive formation based on million, billion, etc.
Related forms
jillionth, noun, adjective
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  • There must be a jillion people wandering around at any one time with cameras of one sort or another.
British Dictionary definitions for jillion

jillion

/ˈdʒɪljən/
noun
1.
(informal) an extremely large number or amount: jillions of pounds
Derived Forms
jillionth, adjective
Word Origin
C20: fanciful coinage based on million, billion, etc
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Word Origin and History for jillion
n.

by 1939, arbitrary coinage, modeled on million, etc.

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Slang definitions & phrases for jillion

jillion

noun

(also gadzillion or gillion or kajillion or skillion or zillion or quadzillion) A great many; an indefinitely large number; scads: a jillion jackpots/ The beautiful people who would be at her cocktail party (''A zillion horny studs!'')/ All those years we paid no official notice to those gadzillions of Chinese/ This instant, in fact, quadzillions of these particles may be streaking harmlessly through our bodies (1940s+)


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