ba·​zil·​lion·​aire | \ bə-ˌzil-yə-ˈner How to pronounce bazillionaire (audio) \
plural bazillionaires

Definition of bazillionaire

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

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First Known Use of bazillionaire

1987, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bazillionaire

bazillion + -aire (as in millionaire

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“Bazillionaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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