ZILCH

nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo

(noun) a quantity of no importance; “it looked like nothing I had ever seen before”; “reduced to nil all the work we had done”; “we racked up a pathetic goose egg”; “it was all for naught”; “I didn’t hear zilch about it”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Proper noun

Zilch

A surname.

Etymology

Noun

zilch (countable and uncountable, plural zilches)

(countable, informal, archaic) A nobody: a person who is worthless in importance or character.

Synonym: Thesaurus:nonentity

(uncountable, informal) Nothing, zero.

Synonym: Thesaurus:nothing

Adjective

zilch (not comparable)

(informal, mostly US) No, zero, non-existent.

Verb

zilch (third-person singular simple present zilches, present participle zilching, simple past and past participle zilched)

(informal, US sports) To cause to score nothing, to thoroughly defeat.

Synonyms

• shutout

Source: Wiktionary



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