gazillion

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See +‎ -illion

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gazillion (plural gazillions)

  1. (slang, hyperbolic) An unspecified large number (of).W
    • 2004 28 November, (0) -^- (0) [username], “A gazillion vintage transistors for sale on Ebay”, rec.antiques.radio+phono, Usenet:
      Even if you are not a transistor collector, it is still pretty neat seeing that many early transistors. Wowzers...yes indeed...wowzers! Ok...it is not a gazillion but sure is a bunch.
    • 2014 February 8, Schumpeter, “Barack Obama, deporter-in-chief”, The Economist, volume 410, number 8873: 
      First, he is merely following laws written by nativist Republicans. This is a cop-out. As president he sets priorities for the executive branch, which cannot catch and prosecute everyone who breaks any of the gazillions of federal rules.

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