- A very large number.See also zillion.
American business jargon. 2014.
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jillion — (n.) by 1939, arbitrary coinage, modeled on MILLION (Cf. million), etc … Etymology dictionary
jillion — ☆ jillion [jil′yən ] n. [arbitrary coinage, modeled on MILLION] Informal an indefinite but very large number … English World dictionary
jillion — [“d3ilJ3n] n. an enormous, indefinite number. □ I’ve got a jillion things to tell you. □ This car cost me about a jillion bucks … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
jillion — noun Etymology: j + illion (as in million) Date: circa 1942 zillion • jillion adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
jillion — jillionth, n., adj. /jil yeuhn/, Informal. n. 1. an indefinitely vast number; zillion. adj. 2. of or noting such a quantity: a jillion problems. [1940 45; expressive formation based on million, billion, etc.] * * * … Universalium
jillion — noun An unspecified large number (of). Syn: squillion, zillion, bazillion, gazillion, bajillion, kajillion, hojillion, googillion, umptillion … Wiktionary
jillion — Synonyms and related words: a billion, a crore, a lakh, a million, a myriad, a nonillion, a quadrillion, a thousand, a zillion, astronomical number, billion, considerable, decillion, duodecillion, ever so many, full many, gobs, googol, googolplex … Moby Thesaurus
jillion — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An indeterminately great amount or number: million (often used in plural), multiplicity, ream, trillion. Informal: bushel, gob1 (often used in plural), heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot,… … English dictionary for students
jillion — n American an almost inexpressibly large number or amount. A teenagers coinage referring to uncountable figures in excess of millions and billions. Other similar terms are tril lion (in fact a real number), squillion and zillion … Contemporary slang
jillion — n. (Slang) huge number, huge amount, zillion … English contemporary dictionary
jillion — [ dʒɪljən] cardinal number informal, chiefly N. Amer. an extremely large number. Origin 1940s: formed on the pattern of billion and million … English new terms dictionary