adjective or noun

Examples of zilch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Behind the headlines of a dry February, here’s where the prospects stand, good and bad, for outdoor recreation: The weather: After a zilch February, Lake Tahoe residents and visitors awoke Sunday to 6 inches of fresh snow. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, 1 Mar. 2020 Most of these areas have been leased and drilled, with zilch results. Tim Bradner, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Jan. 2018

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origin unknown

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zilch was in 1954

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“Zilch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zilch. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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