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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Mortimer Jordan 21-14 Montevallo at American Christian These two teams combined for more than 120 points and a gazillion yards last year. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al, "Birmingham HS picks: Who wins Mountain Brook at Vestavia Hills showdown in Class 7A?," 17 Sep. 2019 There’s the irrepressible Dolly Parton and the gazillion-seller Garth Brooks. BostonGlobe.com, "COUNTRY MUSIC," 15 Sep. 2018 Meanwhile, of course, the Dodgers’ offense backed him with its usual gazillion (five) home runs. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Clayton Kershaw still trails Sandy Koufax when it comes to postseason legacy," 20 Aug. 2019 Where to see it: In theaters now 4. 'Avengers: Endgame' Everyone knew Marvel’s most Marvel-ous superhero epic was going to make a gazillion dollars and have just as many characters. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "The 10 best movies of 2019 (so far), ranked," 27 June 2019 All that makes Blowing Up Right Now painless and pleasant enough to watch, but there’s nothing to set this comedy above a gazillion other, fresher works streaming all around us. Caryn James, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Blowing Up Right Now': Film Review," 16 June 2019 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

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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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