jillion
noun Etymology: j + -illion (as in million) Date: circa 1942 zillionjillion adjective

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  • jillion — (n.) by 1939, arbitrary coinage, modeled on MILLION (Cf. million), etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • jillion — ☆ jillion [jil′yən ] n. [arbitrary coinage, modeled on MILLION] Informal an indefinite but very large number …   English World dictionary

  • jillion — [“d3ilJ3n] n. an enormous, indefinite number. □ I’ve got a jillion things to tell you. □ This car cost me about a jillion bucks …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • jillion — jillionth, n., adj. /jil yeuhn/, Informal. n. 1. an indefinitely vast number; zillion. adj. 2. of or noting such a quantity: a jillion problems. [1940 45; expressive formation based on million, billion, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • jillion — noun An unspecified large number (of). Syn: squillion, zillion, bazillion, gazillion, bajillion, kajillion, hojillion, googillion, umptillion …   Wiktionary

  • jillion — Synonyms and related words: a billion, a crore, a lakh, a million, a myriad, a nonillion, a quadrillion, a thousand, a zillion, astronomical number, billion, considerable, decillion, duodecillion, ever so many, full many, gobs, googol, googolplex …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jillion — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An indeterminately great amount or number: million (often used in plural), multiplicity, ream, trillion. Informal: bushel, gob1 (often used in plural), heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot,… …   English dictionary for students

  • jillion — n American an almost inexpressibly large number or amount. A teenagers coinage referring to uncountable figures in excess of millions and billions. Other similar terms are tril lion (in fact a real number), squillion and zillion …   Contemporary slang

  • jillion — n. (Slang) huge number, huge amount, zillion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jillion — [ dʒɪljən] cardinal number informal, chiefly N. Amer. an extremely large number. Origin 1940s: formed on the pattern of billion and million …   English new terms dictionary

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