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Is this Yiddish in origin?--iFaqeer 02:30, 15 Sep 2004 (UTC)

In 1956, I used Zilch to describe the 'Z' diode, which had a green band (as I recall it) used in computer circuits. As I recall, the 'Y' diode had a yellow band and a student asked what on earth the the Z stood for. I cannot recall where I heard Zilch used prior to that moment.--User:La Mirada Bob

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Rfv-sense: adjective meaning nothing or zero. I'm not quite sure what the author is referring to here. I have found a cite for "since supposedly there are zilch feelings involved". Is this adjectival? Renard Migrant (talk) 12:04, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

I think the part of speech in your example should be determiner, but it seems to be mostly a noun. We seem to be all over the map in our treatment of this and synonyms such as bupkis, nada, nil, nothing and zip. I also think we're missing the humorous and emphatic overtones to the term in our treatment. Chuck Entz (talk) 14:00, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
The French Wiktionary has a head 'adjectif numéral' for cardinal numbers like 'one, two, three' which can describe a noun. Renard Migrant (talk) 10:13, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
RFV failed. Equinox 22:55, 8 February 2015 (UTC)