ba·​zil·​lion·​aire bə-ˌzil-yə-ˈner How to pronounce bazillionaire (audio)
plural bazillionaires
chiefly US, informal
: an immeasurably wealthy person : zillionaire
More than half a century ago, Rockefeller "discovered" Caneel Bay while sailing around the Caribbean, as bazillionaires are wont to do.Lori Rackl, Chicago Sun Times, 26 Nov. 2008
Speaking of almighties, fellow bazillionaire producer Jerry Bruckheimer is developing five—count 'em, five—pilots for 2005–06.Missy Schwartz, Entertainment Weekly, 4 Mar. 2005

Word History


bazillion + -aire (as in millionaire

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bazillionaire was in 1987

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