One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large but unspecified number or quantity (often used in combination with another large number)‘an eleventy billion dollar contract’‘there were about eleventy other things I would've liked to order’‘he's eleventy feet tall’
numerous, a good deal of, a great deal of, a lot of, a great number of, a large number of, great quantities of, plenty of, countless, innumerable, scores of, crowds of, droves of, an army of, a horde of, a multitude of, a multiplicity of, multitudinous, numberless, multiple, untoldView synonyms
- ‘He'd have to give up training eleventy hundred hours a week.’
- ‘They have tried about a dozen times to list some accomplishments she had, but all they can come up with is she traveled eleventy gazallion miles.’
- ‘They'll just figure out how to mass produce the protein, patent it, give it an inscrutable name and sell it for eleventy billion dollars a bottle.’
- ‘People usually want obvious inclusions everyone has read about eleventy billion times.’
- ‘Janitors don't make eleventy million dollars to make pretend for a living and be loved by half the world.’
- ‘All these vicious practices are clearly costing the TV industry eleventy squillion dollars per minute and should be outlawed at once!’
- ‘They do have about eleventy billion casinos in the UK, but those are on a much, much smaller scale.’
- ‘At least eleventy billion people told me they personally saw him take money from coaches.’
- ‘I shall round up the kids and fight against the harsh wintery gale sending sleet and icicles down our backs as we trudge eleventy hundred miles home again.’
- ‘If you have been following the Vikings for the past few decades, I shouldn't need to tell you that Minnesota has fallen prey to the big screen pass roughly eleventy kajillion times.’
- ‘That's not including any of the eleventy consoles I've owned over the years.’
- ‘"All the experts" agree that I should be paid eleventy bajillion dollars.’
- ‘He just pulled in eleventy zillion bucks from enthusiasts for his blog.’
Mid 19th century: from eleven + -ty, popularized by the British author J. R. R. Tolkien with the meaning ‘one hundred and ten’.
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