kazillion (1969), gazillion (1977)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Tue Dec 21 04:20:31 UTC 2004

kazillion (OED3 has 1986, under "gazillion")

Washington Post, Sep 7, 1969, p. B4, col. 2
Having foiled the murderous designs of our enemy, we all go together by
our own hand, redeeming the full 600-kazillion-dollar price of the system
and more in national honor, which we leave as a legacy to no one in
particular or in general.

gazillion (OED3 has 1978 n., 1992 adj.)

(Elk Grove Village, Illinois) Herald, May 20, 1977, p. 2, col. 4
However, while those plans were being made and "all the other gazillion
things that are happening" were going on, the months on the calendar went
by, and that, Tosto figures, is the main reason Saturday's session is
being called.

--Ben Zimmer

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