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[guh-zil-yuh n] /gəˈzɪl yən/
noun, Informal.
an extremely large, indeterminate number.
Origin of gazillion
ga-, variant of ka- + zillion Unabridged
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noun (pl) -lions, -lion
(often pl) an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount: gazillions of people turned up
  1. amounting to a gazillion: a gazillion types to choose from
  2. (as pronoun): I found a gazillion under the sink
Word Origin
C20: on the model of million
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Word Origin and History for gazillion

by 1984, with made-up prefix and ending from billion, trillion, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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A very large number; jillion, zillion: This is a movie adaptation of John Grisham's gazillion-copy bestseller/ some supermodel making gazillions of dollars each year (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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