Meaning of bazillion in English:


Pronunciation /bəˈzɪljən/

cardinal number

informal mainly North 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).’
    • ‘Maybe it's just me, but my current spam load went from zero to a bazillion emails about Rolex watches.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This chore was a bazillion times better than kitchen patrol and each of us coveted it.’
    • ‘I was certain people could hear it from a bazillion miles away.’
    • ‘I'm going to start a new game, and this time I'm going to make bazillions.’
    • ‘Burros wander the streets and you look up and see nothing but bazillions of stars.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘One day down, only a bazillion more to go,’ Adrienne greeted me.’
    • ‘You'll make me go out into the big bad world and interact with a bazillion ugly people who hate me.’
    • ‘I think my face turned a bazillion different colors of red.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Of course you do, you and the bazillion of us who are Lianca fans.’
    • ‘Later - much later - that night, I lay in bed with my mind racing and my heart beating at a bazillion miles a minute.’
    • ‘Even with the postage back to the UK, a good old Aussie frypan was still a bazillion times cheaper than buying a new oven.’
    • ‘Imagine you were me and you have like a bazillion posts written over a year or more.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I just got back from seeing about a bazillion movies.’


1980s probably a blend of billion and gazillion.