ba·​zil·​lion | \ bə-ˈzil-yən \
plural -s

Definition of bazillion

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

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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

First Known Use of bazillion

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bazillion

alteration of zillion

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“Bazillion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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