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gigabucks

noun; compounding
A lot of money. A billion dollars The prefix giga- meaning one billion is added to the word bucks meaning dollars to make a single word that means ‘one billion dollars’. The word gigabucks is generally used to simply mean a lot of money.
 
The school does not want to spend the gigabucks necessary for that idea to happen.
Etymology : Combines prefix giga- and word bucks
Source : The term was used by a professor in class when he needed a word for an exaggerated amount of money.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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