Zillion vs Zillionfold - What's the difference?

zillion | zillionfold |


As a noun zillion

is (slang|hyperbole) an unspecified large number (of).

As an adverb zillionfold is

(rare) by a factor of a zillion.

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zillion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (slang, hyperbole) An unspecified large number (of).
  • When I want to switch Groupwise domains I am forced to click the cancel button on a login dialog box a zillion times (I’m not exaggerating... much)
  • * 2008 , " Brain tests show child wealth gap", BBC News , 6 December 2008:
  • "We are certainly not blaming lower socioeconomic families for not talking to their kids - there are probably a zillion reasons why that happens."

    Synonyms

    * (unspecified large number) See also .

    Derived terms

    * zillionaire * zillionth

    zillionfold

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (rare) By a factor of a zillion.