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The word ‘zilch’ is used to express zero, nothing, or none. It can sometimes be applied humorously or as an emphasis for effect, and its informal nature means that it is much more commonly used in spoken English than written. For example, you may use the term when speaking to your co-worker, but would not use it when writing an official report.
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After that glaring error I made at work, my chances of winning that promotion are now zilch.
I’ve been playing the lottery for years and do you know how much I’ve won in that time? Zich. I think it’s time I started spending my money on better things.
The shares that my broker strongly recommended I buy are now worth zilch. I wish I had never listened to him.