Definition of zilch in English:

zilch

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Pronunciation: /zɪltʃ
 
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informal

pronoun

  • Nothing: they knew absolutely zilch about rock ‘n’ roll
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    • As an added bonus, since I know absolutely zilch about Bob Fosse, I could not take serious issue with the choreography like the obnoxious couple sitting next to me.
    • I simply wanted to point out my lack of experience, i.e. zilch and zero, of attending major rock concerts.
    • I can offer zilch in the way of information about Allawi himself.

determiner

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  • Not any; no: the character has zilch class
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    • But I sure don't play rugby just for the money and if I was paid zilch I would still be the first one out at training.

Origin

1960s: origin uncertain; perhaps from a Mr Zilch, a character in the 1930s US humorous magazine Ballyhoo.

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