A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 05, 2018
“Nillionaire is a fancier way of saying that you are broke”

"Nillionaire” is a portmanteau word combining “nil” (nothing) and the suffix from such terms as “millionaire” and “billionaire.” The word “nillionaire” has been printed on many images and was entered into the Urban Dictionary on August 31, 2007.

“Todays word: nillionaire- person without any money of their own” was posted on Twitter on March 9, 2009. “Think it’s time to create a new category: Nillionaire..India will finally boast of the world’s largest no. of Nillionaires !  No money honey” was posted on Twitter on January 14, 2011. “Nillionaire adj. Someone having little to no money” was posted on Twitter on January 27, 2012. “Nillionaire: someone having little to no money” was posted on Twitter on February 18, 2012.

“Nillionaire is a fancier way of saying that you are broke” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on November 29, 2017.


Urban Dictionary
nillionaire
Person without any money of their own.
He looks rich but it’s all borrowed and his bank account is nil, he’s a nillionaire.
Everything’s in his wife’s name, he’s just a nillionaire.

#millionaire#fraud#skint#shyster#conman
by SirAnn August 31, 2007

The Rice University Neologisms Database
nillionaire
noun; blending
one who has little money of their own, but is well-off by association with another
(...)
Source : “He is a nillionaire, all of the money is in his wife’s name” –Friend, November 2008
Last modified: 4 December 2008

Twitter
Caitlin Rosdahl‏
@Caiterpillar21
Todays word: nillionaire- person without any money of their own.
8:16 AM - 9 Mar 2009

Twitter
@shish @rora‏
@ASShishism
think it’s time to create a new category: Nillionaire..India will finally boast of the world’s largest no. of Nillionaires !  No money honey
6:28 AM - 14 Jan 2011

Twitter
Tea Party Chief‏
@GA_TeaParty
@BarackObama you are a Nillionaire-someone who spends money, like they think they’re a millionaire when it’s not theirs
(A graphic reads: “Nillionaire adj. Someone having little to no money.”—ed.)
11:38 PM - 27 Jan 2012

Twitter
🇺🇸Angel Fox ⌛‏
@Smokes_Angel
nillionaire: someone having little to no money
11:21 PM - 18 Feb 2012

Twitter
Vancouver Magazine‏
@vanmag_com
Word of the day: “Nillionaire.” Someone who’s completely broke.
7:34 PM - 28 Apr 2012 from Greater Vancouver, British Columbia

Twitter
CupcakeSpecial‏
@CupcakeSpecial
Nillionaire= someone having little or no money. #Nillionaire #poor #broke #emptypockets #money #dolladollabills
11:56 AM - 22 Jul 2013

Dogecoin
Help Me Show My Philanthropist Friend That Dogecoin Has Value for Fundraising! (self.dogecoin)
submitted May 26, 2014 by shibamilly
Such philanthropy! Much deserved! Wow Shawn!
What is a nillionaire philanthropist? It is someone who has no money but does charity and philanthropy work by donating 100% of their raised money and all their time to awesome projects!

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Nillionaire is a fancier way of saying that you are broke
submitted November 29, 2017 by PsyFiGaming

Posted by Barry Popik
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