Definition of zilch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//zɪltʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//zɪltʃ//
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nothing I arrived in this country with zilch. Word Origin 1960s: origin uncertain; perhaps from a Mr Zilch, a character in the 1930s US humorous magazine Ballyhoo.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: zilch