zilch

[ zilch ]
/ zɪltʃ /

noun Slang.

zero; nothing: The search came up with zilch.

Origin of zilch

1965–70, Americanism; perhaps continuous with earlier zilch snafu, Mr. Zilch a character in Ballyhoo, a humor magazine first published in 1931; for sense cf. zip3
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zilch
/ (zɪltʃ) /

noun slang

nothing
US and Canadian sport nil

Word Origin for zilch

C20: of uncertain origin
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