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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ She knows absolutely zilch about marketing.
▪ The federal government does zilch to help struggling farmers.
▪ We have gotten absolutely zilch in return.
▪ I'd tried Mr Nasty - zilch.
▪ I mean nada, zilch, noise level, off the screen, under the radar.
▪ In the twentieth century, it meant that women got a zilch hand-out in life and the arts.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"nothing," 1957; "insignificant person," 1933, from use of Zilch as a generic comical-sounding surname for an insignificant person (especially Joe Zilch). There was a Mr. Zilch (1931), comic character in the magazine "Ballyhoo," and the use perhaps originated c.1922 in U.S. college or theater slang. Probably a nonsense syllable, suggestive of the end of the alphabet, but Zilch is an actual German surname of Slavic origin.\n\nThe [Cadence] agency aims to have each album cover actually promote the record, on the theory that "the day of pretty, boffy, zoomy and zingy covers for the sake of zilch is no more."

["Billboard," Oct. 28, 1957]


n. (context informal English) nothing.


n. 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" [syn: nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zip]


Zilch means " nothing" or " zero". Zilch may also refer to:

  • Zilch (software), a compiler used by Infocom to create Z-machine games
  • A group of conserved quantities of the electromagnetic field
  • Zilch (game), an alternative name for the dice game Dice 10000
  • Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business, a book by Nancy Lublin
Zilch (band)

Zilch (stylized as zilch or Z.I.L.C.H.) was an alternative/ industrial rock band formed in 1996 by Hideto "hide" Matsumoto (formerly of X Japan), Ray McVeigh (formerly of The Professionals), Paul Raven ( Killing Joke), Joey Castillo ( Danzig and Queens of the Stone Age) and Kazuhiko "I.N.A." Inada ( hide with Spread Beaver).

Before the release of their first album, 3.2.1., the group had already faced a major setback, as frontman hide died in May 1998. The band continued to perform live with the help of several guest musicians and released a remix album, Bastard Eyes, based on their debut. They went on to release another studio album, SkyJin, and two singles, "Mimizuzero" and "Charlie's Children."

Zilch disbanded in 2002, and Raven died in 2007.

Zilch (album)

Zilch is the fourth studio album by Filipino alternative rock band Pupil, released on March 6, 2015. It is the band's first album released through MCA Music and their first one to feature guitarist Jerome Velasco.

Zilch (song)
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Category:1967 songs Category:Songs written by Michael Nesmith

Usage examples of "zilch".

My idiot son was in love with Zilch, but Zilch was straight, so Tres went under the laser.

Hugo Fassbinder and son, Zilch, had attended the safe-house meet in person.

Irene had set her up in the moat and used her magic to promote the growth of sturdy wallflowers to wall off a section of water, protecting Zilch from the moat-monsters while she grazed.

Dor regarded Zilch as a great blubbery slob of an animal, but anything that distracted Irene was to some extent worthwhile.

Too, he could hardly make his rent, and Miranda earned zilch from her occasional jobs as a pet sitter for clueless spinsters.

There has been no, zero, zilch, response from anybody to the profiles we passed around the districts.

Just to cover the bases, we tested for a number of entero viral arboviral, and adenoviral infections, and came up with zilch.

Almost trainwrecked into a family drag-assing hotel towels, American sun dreamers doing absolutely zilch, backing away from the chase.

Herb asked him what was wrong as soon as he saw him doing it and got zilch, not even the usual vocalizing stuff he does.

Ballpark, I'd say you could take in anything from zilch to twenty-five percent of your base salary.

He was a Marine captain, he had thought at least a dozen times that morning, but he really knew zero, zip, zilch about being a Marine Infantry company commander.

He was a Ma-rine captain, he had thought at least a dozen times that morning, but he really knew zero, zip, zilch about being a Marine Infantry company commander.

We've got half the Fifth Precinct trying to find the print shop or painting company where Sam Chang works and we're coming up with zilch.

Stphanie knows zilch about the job requirements, but she figures her new pal, fearless bounty hunter Ranger, can teach her what it takes to catch a crook.