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What Does ZILCH Mean?ZILCH means "Nothing." The origin of the term ZILCH is uncertain, but it probably stems from the use of ZILCH as a surname for an insignificant person (especially Joe Zilch) in the 1920 and 1930s. (The most commonly cited person called Zilch is Mr. Zilch, who was a comic character in the US magazine "Ballyhoo" in the 1920s.)
The term ZILCH has since come to mean "nothing." Based purely on how it sounds, ZILCH is said to have German or Yiddish origins, but no sources offer the root word for this claim. (Of note, however, the surname Zilk is common in Austria.)
Image for ZILCHWhen I write ZILCH, I mean this: ZILCH means "nothing." (It might derive from the Austrian surname ZILK.)
Summary of Key Points"Zero, Nothing" is the most common definition for ZILCH on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Type:||Slang Word (Jargon)|
2: Quite easy to guess
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
Examples of ZILCH in SentencesHere are examples of ZILCH being used in conversations:
- Tony: Have you got any money?
- Jordan: Nah, ZILCH.
- Tony: What have you been up to today?
- Jordan: ZILCH nichts, nada, nothing at all.
An Academic Look at ZILCHThe term ZILCH is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word).
Example of ZILCH Used in a Text
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