American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal An indefinitely large number: "The crowd cheered wildly . . . as gazillions of balloons poured down from the rafters” ( Tom Shales).
- n. slang, hyperbolic An unspecified large number (of).
- n. a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
- See + -illion (Wiktionary)
- On the model of million, billion, etc. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then the Irish handsome brothers, who, it turns out, speak a gazillion different languages Why?”
“I called a gazillion hotels of varying pedigrees but everyone was fully booked because of the Ad Congress.”
“To be able to go through the day without being called a gazillion names?”
“Can't remember though I've only seen it a "gazillion" times, weather she's wearing one in the movie ...”
“I realize that there are a "gazillion" agents in NY, but there are still those that fall into a select group that have high sales and would be considered a "dream agent.”
“This fairly quick task ... if the code is neatly packaged in a solution and is not littered with "gazillion" unresolved references and syntax errors ... gives you an immediate sense of comfort or reason to submit your leave form as a matter of urgency:”
“Gotta love Obama for a gazillion reasons; this is just one more!!”
“First six months in office, spent a gazillion dollars bailing out bankrupt companys and killed flies ....... yep!”
“And I'm going to save everybody a gazillion dollars by inventing something 10 years from now I haven't thought of yet.”
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