jil·​lion ˈjil-yən How to pronounce jillion (audio)
jillion adjective

Examples of jillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But America, with its jillion colleges and universities, dotting the land? Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 7 July 2023 Netflix, and platforms hoping to keep up with it, poured jillions of dollars pursuing so much content that viewers were quickly overwhelmed. Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2023 By virtue of its origins in Croatia—a country without an automotive industry before Rimac—most of the technology in the Nevera is home grown—from motors and batteries, inverters and e-axles, to infotainment and connectivity systems, to the chassis system’s jillion lines of code. Dan Neil, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2022 Eighty jillion Benghazi hearings. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 11 Apr. 2022 Travis Barker surprised Kourtney Kardashian with a jillion roses surrounding a statue of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Vulture, 14 Feb. 2022 The Dolphins have had a jillion draft picks in recent years to build up their depth. Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel, 25 Sep. 2022 But now, there are a jillion, and satire has gone more mainstream. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, 22 Sep. 2020 Mark Waid, a fan favorite writer of approximately umpty-jillion beloved comics, masterminded the revamp. cleveland, 6 Feb. 2020

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Word History


j + -illion (as in million)

First Known Use

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jillion was circa 1942

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“Jillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jillion. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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