gazillion

noun
ga·​zil·​lion | \ gə-ˈzil-yən How to pronounce gazillion (audio) \
plural gazillions

Definition of gazillion

informal
: a huge, unspecified number : zillion According to William Miller, Jr., VMD, a professor of dermatology at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, there are "gazillions" of different types of fungi existing in nature, including molds, yeasts, mildews and so forth.— Tom Ewing … the seemingly gazillions of options available to us compared to our parents' generation.— Michele Bender often used with another noun With just over a gazillion pages on the Web, navigating the far reaches of cyberspace without a search engine is nearly impossible.— Angela Hickman et al.

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Other Words from gazillion

gazillionth \ gə-​ˈzil-​yən(t)th How to pronounce gazillionth (audio) \ adjective
… my friend Kathy and I are going to see Def Leppard on Monday night in Cincinnati for the gazillionth time. — Nancy Wilson

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While the thought of vacuuming a gazillion cookie crumbs and tackling all those dirty dishes can be daunting, figuring out when to take down the Christmas tree might just be the toughest task of them all. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "When Should You Take Your Christmas Tree Down? The Answer Will Definitely Surprise You," 24 Dec. 2018 That’s because there are a gazillion such lists (give or take), each with countless options—the results were literally all over the map. Beth Decarbo, WSJ, "Our 15-Year Quest to Find the Perfect Place to Retire," 20 Nov. 2018 Everyone has these boats that go a gazillion miles an hour and you're bashed around and your hair is all tangled, and then you're supposed to wash them. Dylan Landis, House Beautiful, "Amanda Lindroth on Decorating Her Home in the Bahamas," 9 June 2012 Leap from a giant crane, a gazillion feet in the air, straight into the window of a skyscraper that’s on fire? Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Dwayne Johnson Scales New Heights in Skyscraper," 12 July 2018 His average is way down, his strikeouts are way up and his gazillion-dollar contract-to-be is way premature. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Dusty Baker’s long gone as Nationals, Bryce Harper struggle," 7 July 2018 Universal Pictures is having none of that, of course, not after 2015’s Jurassic World made a gazillion dollars, re-invigorating a moribund series. Richard Lawson, HWD, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," 5 June 2018 Plus, uh Black Panther is one of the biggest characters in the world and was a part of a cultural phenomenon that made a gazillion dollars. Frank Pallotta And Brian Lowry, CNN, "A spoiler-y discussion about Marvel's 'Avengers' mashup," 30 Apr. 2018 The Flyers have won four of the six playoff series against their intrastate rivals, including an upset in the wild 2012 series, when the teams combined for 56 goals and a gazillion fights. Sam Carchidi, Philly.com, "Flyers-Penguins preview: Battle for Pa. is intriguing series," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gazillion

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gazillion

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gazillion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gazillion

US, informal : a very large number

gazillion

noun
ga·​zil·​lion | \ gə-ˈzil-yən How to pronounce gazillion (audio) \

Kids Definition of gazillion

: an extremely large number There were gazillions of ants.

Other Words from gazillion

gazillion adjective

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