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jillion

[jil-yuh n]Informal.
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noun
  1. an indefinitely vast number; zillion.
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adjective
  1. of or noting such a quantity: a jillion problems.
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Origin of jillion

First recorded in 1940–45; expressive formation based on million, billion, etc.
Related formsjil·lionth, noun, adjective
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Related Words for jillion

profusion, gathering, stockpile, scad, cluster, fullness, jumble, total, mint, bunch, mountain, congeries, lots, sum, trillion, much, hill, hoard, ream, agglomeration

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British Dictionary definitions for jillion

jillion

noun
  1. informal an extremely large number or amountjillions of pounds
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Derived Formsjillionth, adjective

Word Origin for jillion

C20: fanciful coinage based on million, billion, etc
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Word Origin and History for jillion

n.

by 1939, arbitrary coinage, modeled on million, etc.

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