gazillion

noun

ga·​zil·​lion gə-ˈzil-yən How to pronounce gazillion (audio)
plural gazillions
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.
gazillionth adjective
… my friend Kathy and I are going to see Def Leppard on Monday night in Cincinnati for the gazillionth time. Nancy Wilson

Examples of gazillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Move beyond the gazillion references to AI on LinkedIn, and create a structured self-learning plan over 6 months. Greg Orme, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Boise has roughly a gazillion burger-and-beer restaurant options. Michael Deeds, Idaho Statesman, 8 Feb. 2024 Advertisement The San Diego Padres poured a gazillion dollars into beating the Dodgers. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2023 There's a gazillion types of MS, wherever your damage is. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 26 Nov. 2023 There’s a gazillion, billion, trillion other people out there that are posting music that in my mind is better than mine. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 14 Nov. 2023 Faced with climate change on the one hand and the material demands of new energy infrastructure on the other, perhaps humanity will finally figure out how to reuse the gazillions of tons of resources it’s already dug up. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 In a music world now dominated by TikTok, YouTube and other social media sites, a gazillion or more videos of cover songs performed by people with greatly varying abilities is just a click away. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Oct. 2023 But the Eagles sold a gazillion albums and made more money than all the other acts put together. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

alteration of zillion

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gazillion was in 1977

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“Gazillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gazillion. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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gazillion

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

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