[guh-zil-yuh n]

Origin of gazillion

ga-, variant of ka- + zillion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -lions or -lion
  1. (often pl) an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amountgazillions of people turned up
    1. amounting to a gazilliona gazillion types to choose from
    2. (as pronoun)I found a gazillion under the sink

Word Origin for gazillion

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.

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