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Is there a such thing called zillions?

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November 27, 2008 4:25AM

Not really. "Zillions" is a cute way of saying "a very large but undetermined number".

We have words for thousands, millions, billions, trillions, quadrillions, quintillions, and so on by using the latin prefixes for 2 (bi), 3 (tri), 4 (quad), 5 (quint) and so on, but at some point you want a number that's WAY bigger than any of those. "Zillion" gets the point across, without being specific.