zil·lion | \ˈzil-yən \

Definition of zillion 

: an indeterminately large number zillions of mosquitoes

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zillionth \ˈzil-yən(t)th \ adjective

Examples of zillion in a Sentence

I have a zillion chores to finish before we can leave.

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LeBron will readily leave the legacy debates to everyone else and, if my instinct is right, enjoy how much chaos his choice has caused on a zillion basketball fronts. Marc Stein, New York Times, "LeBron James to the Lakers: There’s Much to Unpack Here," 2 July 2018 From that hug with Kanye to the zillion cross-body bags, here's what GQ staffers loved. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "Our Favorite Moments from Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton Debut," 21 June 2018 Barr posted a shocking tweet early Wednesday and within a few hours ABC fired her, cancelling her hugely popular re-boot of Roseanne despite the potential loss of zillions in ad dollars and eyeballs. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Samantha Bee vs Roseanne Barr: Double standard? Twitter reacts," 31 May 2018 There are zillions of permutations, and one especially notable riff came courtesy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Jessica Leigh Hester, WIRED, "What Ecologists Can Learn From Memes," 7 May 2018 Lagerfeld has made intelligent, artful use of those references, and in a sense has kept them alive in his Chanel collections — along with a zillion other Lagerfeld ideas and contemporary jokes. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "All Aboard the S.S. Chanel," 4 May 2018 Take a zillion Instagram pics, because this lewk is everything. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Opal Hair Is Instagram's Newest Hair Color Trend, and You're Actually Going to Want to Try It," 29 Jan. 2018 There will always be bad guys, but standing in a security line at the airport proves to me that the good guys outnumber the bad guys by a zillion to one. Nick Hoppe, San Francisco Chronicle, "The world is full of good people," 18 Dec. 2017 Of course, there are a zillion other ways to read into this little incident. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, "Kendall Jenner Calls Gigi Hadid "The Best Girlfriend' After Zayn Malik Says She's Just a "Friend"," 29 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of zillion

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zillion

z + -illion (as in million)

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English Language Learners Definition of zillion

: a very large number


zil·lion | \ˈzil-yən \

Kids Definition of zillion

: an extremely large number zillions of ants

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