bajillion

noun

ba·​jil·​lion bə-ˈjil-yən How to pronounce bajillion (audio)
plural bajillions
US, informal
: a huge, unspecified number : bazillion
Twister cost, as I understand it, 570 bajillion dollars. Well, I can report, it's all up there on the screen.Michael J. Nelson, Home Theater, August 1997
Nowadays there are so many bajillions of shows to watch that the chances that your neighbor watched the same thing last night that you did are pretty small.Michelle Teheux, Lake Sun Leader (Camdenton, Missouri), 31 May 2012
bajillionth
bə-ˈjil-yən(t)th
adjective
CW had already announced that its reality series "America's Next Top Model" was coming back for a bajillionth season. Lisa de Moraes, Washington Post, 4 May 2012

Word History

Etymology

probably blend of bazillion and jillion entry 1

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bajillion was in 1992

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“Bajillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bajillion. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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