Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal An indefinitely large number: "The crowd cheered wildly . . . as gazillions of balloons poured down from the rafters” ( Tom Shales).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An unspecified large number (of).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

Etymologies

On the model of million, billion, etc.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See +‎ -illion (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then the Irish handsome brothers, who, it turns out, speak a gazillion different languages Why?

    Kill'em All

  • I called a gazillion hotels of varying pedigrees but everyone was fully booked because of the Ad Congress.

    notes from the peanut gallery

  • To be able to go through the day without being called a gazillion names?

    RAINBOW road

  • Can't remember though I've only seen it a "gazillion" times, weather she's wearing one in the movie ...

    MTV Staffers Unbox The Magical Edward Cullen Doll » MTV Movies Blog

  • 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."

    To Dream the Impossible Dream

  • There are a "gazillion" ways to test landing pages that increase conversions, Amber writes.

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  • 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:

    dotnet.org.za

  • Gotta love Obama for a gazillion reasons; this is just one more!!

    'I'm a little frumpy,' Obama says

  • First six months in office, spent a gazillion dollars bailing out bankrupt companys and killed flies ....... yep!

    Obama takes aim at Fox News

  • And I'm going to save everybody a gazillion dollars by inventing something 10 years from now I haven't thought of yet.

    Biden announces deal with hospitals on health care reform

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