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cardinal numberNorth American
A very large number.‘you were going a bazillion miles per hour!’
- ‘We give out something like a hundred bazillion * dollars every year (* figure adjusted for inflation).’
- ‘Imagine you were me and you have like a bazillion posts written over a year or more.’
- ‘War, of course, besides being bad for children, is also bad for other living things, and one nuclear bunker-buster (especially when followed by a few bazillion more) can ruin your whole biosphere.’
- ‘I just got back from seeing about a bazillion movies.’
- ‘Of course you do, you and the bazillion of us who are Lianca fans.’
- ‘And I don't mean I broke a bowl, although I did break one last week in a freak ice cream scooping incident that sent my bowl flying off of the counter and onto the floor into a bazillion little pieces.’
- ‘I think my face turned a bazillion different colors of red.’
- ‘Burros wander the streets and you look up and see nothing but bazillions of stars.’
- ‘Later - much later - that night, I lay in bed with my mind racing and my heart beating at a bazillion miles a minute.’
- ‘This chore was a bazillion times better than kitchen patrol and each of us coveted it.’
- ‘I wish my heart would stop beating a bazillion times a minute.’
- ‘There were also a bazillion great olive oils, cheeses, pastas, jams, dips, spreads and marinades.’
- ‘I'm going to start a new game, and this time I'm going to make bazillions.’
- ‘Maybe it's just me, but my current spam load went from zero to a bazillion emails about Rolex watches.’
- ‘‘One day down, only a bazillion more to go,’ Adrienne greeted me.’
- ‘I was certain people could hear it from a bazillion miles away.’
- ‘Even with the postage back to the UK, a good old Aussie frypan was still a bazillion times cheaper than buying a new oven.’
- ‘It tastes about a bazillion times better than the beer, and that's ok by me.’
- ‘I've only repeated this about a bazillion times.’
- ‘You'll make me go out into the big bad world and interact with a bazillion ugly people who hate me.’
1980s: probably a blend of billion and gazillion.
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