gorillion

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See +‎ -illion

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gorillion (plural gorillions)

  1. (slang, hyperbolic) An unspecified large number (of).
    • 2011 THE BCS FINES THE FIESTA BOWL A GORILLION DOLLARS Every Day Should Be Saturday
      The sum of one million dollars seems more randomly absurd than unjust, piddling, or anything else you can come up with to describe a punishment for the Fiesta's corruption. It might as well have been one billion, or one gorillion dollars. The sum isn't important.
    • 2012 900 Trillion Dollars Parker Live
      It’s actually a quadrillion, although it could just as easily be a bazillion, a gorillion, a donkeykongillion or a shakazuluillion, because the number is so large that we really don’t even use it, especially when we’re talking about money.
    • 2013 5 indie games you should know about
      Tower of the Gorillion is a puzzle platformer with a twist. Two players will need to reach the end of a stage to proceed, but each must take a different path
    • 2016 Leading Jewish figures targeted with renewed online antisemitism Jerusalem Post
      I'm impressed you haven't mentioned Muh Holocaust and the 6 Gorillion yet.
    • 2017 A brief dictionary to help understand the US far right Al Jazeera
      While most scholars and experts agree that six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, white supremacists and neo-Nazis often use this fictional number - 6 Gorillion - to suggest that the number is exaggerated.
    • 2018 (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump page 131
      The echoes were supposed to be a visual representation of a booming voice pronouncing Jewish surnames as vil - "closed captioning for the Jew-blind," as one anti-Semite put it. "All Jewish surnames echo throughout history," explained the Right Stuff, the blog that hosted the podcast. “The echoes repeat the sad tale as they communicate the emotional lessons of our great white sins, imploring us to Never Forget the 6 GoRillion.” In typical fashion the inventors of the echoes also had their own obscure symbolism for each parenthetical swoosh: the inner parenthess stand for the Jewish subversion of the home and the destruction of the family through "mass-media degeneracy"; the middle parentheses represent the destruction of the nation through mass migration; and the outer parentheses stand for international Jewry and world Zionism

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