bazillion

noun

ba·​zil·​lion
bə-ˈzil-yən
plural -s
chiefly US, informal
: a huge, unspecified number
… it sold about a bazillion records in its first week.Jancee Dunn and Chris Mundy, Rolling Stone, 23 Dec. 1993
Here is a chart of six garden stalwarts out of the bazillions of possibilities out there in the ornamental horticulture world.Glenn Morris, Farmer's Almanac, 2010
bazillionth
bə-ˈzil-yən(t)th
adjective
Then we sit down and I explain to him for the bazillionth time why my philosophy is different from that of other parents. Spike Gillespie, Parenting, November 1995
I started crying for the bazillionth time that day and stammered, "I've asked my husband to move out." V. C. Chickering, Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2009

Word History

Etymology

alteration of zillion

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bazillion was in 1939

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“Bazillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bazillion. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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