What is the meaning of "centrifugilillion" in the following sentence,

If you had a fortune of umpteen-centrifugilillion dollars, what would you do with it


(Source : Disney's Uncle Scrooge: "Only a Poor Old Man)

Does "centrifugilillion" mean "centrifugal million" ? What does "centrifugilillion" mean ?

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No, it doesn't mean "centrifugal million." It is a playful formation like "gazillion" or "kajillion" which both mean an unspecified enormous number. The addition of more syllables is likely used here to give an impression that the number is even larger.

Umpteen means the same -- a large indefinite number.

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