Definitions

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  • n. A very large, unspecified number (of).

Etymologies

See +‎ -illion (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was astounded to find that a Chief Procurement Officer of a major electrical retailer used the word "squillion" in the CPO Agenda Executive Roundtable this past May in London on budgeting for a wider influence.

    Sourcing Innovation

  • The first few days are already linked up, and he'll continue to add links to this post as he and other film bloggers add to it. io9 says Transformers 2 is a surreal mind fuck in the same spirit of Le Chien Andalou, just with a "squillion" more dollars.

    Row Three

  • I'm sure she would never dream in a squillion years of writing like me.

    A Conversation with Zadie Smith about On Beauty

  • After work, we drove down to Warwick and picked up Spooky's belated birthday present, a new turntable so that she can begin digitizing the squillion or so pieces of vinyl she has stored at her parents.

    Glurk (A Love Story)

  • The books that might not sell a squillion copies but are still worthy of publication.

    Parallel imports

  • I can report that the Call handling centre dealt with 10 squillion enquires this year and all were met within the time frame and so met our targets by 100%.

    The Revolving Door System. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • But after those birdies, I tipped the caddie a squillion dollars and walked off the course thinking what a great joy it was to be alive, he said.

    Playing the Big One: A Survival Guide

  • This is the final instalment of the trilogy that began with the squillion-selling Man and Boy and continued with the merely hugely bestselling Man and Wife.

    Men from the Boys by Tony Parsons

  • Among the squillion or so options is the choice of lounge chairs in the rear cabin, fully reclining, massaging, and climate controlled.

    Rolls-Royce Builds a Real Car20%

  • Toomey promised a 2010 rematch, and Specter, having voted for President Obama's $787 squillion so-called stimulus bill, faced near-certain defeat.

    Arlen Specter's Revenge

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  • It doesn't alter the point that Barry made, even if he didn't know he was making it: we have about seven squillion hours' worth of recorded music in here and there's hardly a minute of it that describes how Laura's feeling now.
    -Nick Hornby, High Fidelity (1995, pp. 109-11)

    There were about seventy-nine squillion people in the world, and if you were very lucky, you would end up being loved by fifteen or twenty of them
    -Nick Hornby, About a Boy (1998, p. 179)

    November 17, 2009

  • somewhat like zillion

    July 19, 2008