zillion

noun
zil·​lion | \ ˈzil-yən How to pronounce zillion (audio) \

Definition of zillion

: an indeterminately large number zillions of mosquitoes

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Other Words from zillion

zillionth \ ˈzil-​yən(t)th How to pronounce zillionth (audio) \ adjective

Examples of zillion in a Sentence

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

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There must be a zillion already: Slang Hamlet, First Folio Hamlet, Compressed Hamlet, No Fear Hamlet. Jason Lutes, The New York Review of Books, "Sarah Boxer," 7 Mar. 2019 Now there are about a zillion pro–female fuzz memes circulating on Tumblr, and the question implied in all of them seems to be: Why, exactly, are women supposed to be perpetually smooth and stubble-free? Maya Singer, Vogue, "To Shave, or Not to Shave? How a New Generation of Women Are Embracing Body Hair," 10 Dec. 2018 And the zone was one fans have played through a zillion times. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pokemon Let’s Go: Well, I guess my adult ass is going to collect them all," 16 Nov. 2018 Yeah, because for every startup that’s not successful there’s a zillion that aren’t. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Making things is now a global movement. But is the U.S. making enough?," 27 Aug. 2018 But with the magic of the internet, there's a zillion rabbit holes to go down and happy new sites to discover. Kaitlin Menza, Marie Claire, "8 Totally Free Pick-Me-Ups Our Editors Swear By," 19 July 2017 And yet, for every celebrity adultery story, there are very likely a zillion more that stay hidden under the covers, relationships between consenting adults that don't involve heartbreak, love children, or TMZ. Marcia Desanctis, Town & Country, "Mark Sanford, Act II," 14 Feb. 2013 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

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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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zillion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of zillion

informal : a very large number

zillion

noun
zil·​lion | \ ˈzil-yən How to pronounce zillion (audio) \

Kids Definition of zillion

: an extremely large number zillions of ants

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