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ga·zil·lion

 (gə-zĭl′yən)
n.
Informal An indefinitely large number: "The crowd cheered wildly ... as gazillions of balloons poured down from the rafters" (Tom Shales).

[On the model of million, billion, etc.]

gazillion

(ɡəˈzɪljən)
n, pl -lions or -lion
(often pl) an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount: gazillions of people turned up.
determiner
a. amounting to a gazillion: a gazillion types to choose from.
b. (as pronoun): I found a gazillion under the sink.
[C20: on the model of million]

ga•zil•lion

(gəˈzɪl yən)
n.
Informal. an extremely large, indeterminate number.
[1975–80; ga-, variant of ka- + zillion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gazillion - a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole); "there were millions of flies"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
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