- zero; nothing: The search came up with zilch.
Origin of zilch
Examples from the Web for zilch
Zilch, what with Showtime's other steamy sex-heavy drama, The Affair, stealing its thunder.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More
December 11, 2014
His conduct is boorish and intemperate; his views are anachronistic and absurd; his moral authority is zilch.Remove a Stain on the Supreme Court by Impeaching Justice Scalia
David R. Dow
December 14, 2012
But there is nothing—zero, zilch, nada—in the Ryan plan that demonstrates how that reduction would come to pass.Ryan Budget Plan Sounds Good But Lacks Substance
August 13, 2012
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Word Origin and History for zilch
"nothing," 1966, from earlier sense of "meaningless speech" (1960), originally Mr. Zilch (1931), comic character in the magazine "Ballyhoo." Perhaps from U.S. college slang (early 1900s) Joe Zilsch "an insignificant person." Probably a nonsense syllable, but Zilch is an actual German surname of Slavic origin.