Definition of jillion in English:

jillion

Pronunciation /ˈjilyən/ /ˈdʒɪljən/

cardinal number

informal North American
  • An extremely large number.

    • ‘they ran jillions of ads’
    • ‘Why is he telling us that his jillions of readers have a question?’
    • ‘Here on the Front Range, we get jillions of the little guys every spring.’
    • ‘When you compare it to previous wars, the Second World War, the Vietnam War, a jillion other wars, civilian casualties were very low.’
    • ‘But here's the flipside: jillions of relationships do morph from platonic to romantic every day.’
    • ‘Even with jillions of Shrek 2 DVD's selling, they'll still be smarting from the thud-in-waiting of Father of the Pride and the wiffle-to-be Shark Tale.’
    • ‘Hanks plays the part of Chuck Noland, a troubleshooting exec with FedEx, obsessed with all those jillions of packages being delivered at the time promised.’
    • ‘In fact, you shy people, there are jillions of people out there to help you, if you just (first step!) find the guts to ask.’
    • ‘Her decision to leave semi-permanent residence in Japan was an emotional, sentimental time for Joan and her jillions of friends and fans here.’
    • ‘It was very successful and we had jillions of people out there.’
    • ‘I will be staying with my family and I have jillions of relatives including many young nieces and nephews.’
    • ‘God also gave them a jillion extra gigabytes in their gray-matter computers; for them, thought becomes action before they think to act.’
    • ‘There's a jillion of them out there, the most well-known of which is John Frieda's.’
    • ‘All the fish have mommies and daddies and grandmas and grandpas all the way back for a jillion years.’
    • ‘You mean, Britney isn't really worth a jillion dollars?’
    • ‘You remember when MTV was new and they played ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ about a jillion times.’
    • ‘I really think - and I've told you a jillion times - the women called the last election and the one before that.’
    • ‘Josh recently sold his first screenplay for a jillion dollars.’
    • ‘There will be workmen to supervise, a jillion wine glasses and bits of china to organize and store, etc.’
    • ‘A jillion dollar Nikon or Canon still knows nothing about good light.’
    • ‘Then maybe I'll make a jillion copies of my fake parking ticket thingies at Office Max and give them away to you people.’

Origin

1940s fanciful formation on the pattern of billion and million.

Pronunciation

jillion

/ˈjilyən/ /ˈdʒɪljən/