zilch

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Etymology[edit]

Related to creative origin of Mr. Zilch in Ballyhoo, 1930s humor magazine.

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Noun[edit]

zilch (uncountable)

  1. (informal) nothing.
    • 1991, Judith Arnold, One Good Turn‎, page 104
      "If the homeless wind up with zilch," James retorted, veiling his indignation behind a malevolent smile, "it's because they deserve zilch."

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Adjective[edit]

zilch (not comparable)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Nothing; zero.