-zilla is an English slang suffix, a back-formation derived from the English name of the Japanese movie monster Godzilla. It is popular for the names of software and websites. It is also found often in popular culture to imply some form of excess, denoting the monster-like qualities of Godzilla.
This trend has been observed since the popularization of the Mozilla Project, which itself included the Internet Relay Chat client ChatZilla.
The use of the suffix was contested by Toho, owners of the trademark Godzilla, in a lawsuit against the website Davezilla and also against Sears for their mark Bagzilla. Toho has since trademarked the word "Zilla" and retroactively used it as an official name for the "Godzilla In Name Only" creature from the 1998 Roland Emmerich film.
Some uses of the suffix -zilla include:AmiZilla, an Amiga port of Mozilla Firefox
Chipzilla, a humorous epithet for the Intel Corporation
Clonezilla, an open source disk cloning software
FileZilla, an FTP program
Go!Zilla, a download manager program
Mozilla, a group of Internet-related programs created by the Mozilla Foundation, also name of the group's widely known web browser
Bugzilla, open source bug tracking software, with a web-based interface.
ChatZilla, an Internet Relay Chat program
Mozilla Application Suite
Classilla, a rebranded Mozilla Application Suite, an internet suite for the classic Mac OS
Ghostzilla, a web browser
GNUzilla, GNUs fork of the Mozilla Application Suite
Warpzilla, the Mozilla Application suite for OS/2
DOSzilla, an obsolete port of the Mozilla Application Suite to MS-DOS
Podzilla, an open source user interface for the IPodLinux project, which allows for alternative functionality of Apple Computer's iPod
Quizilla, an online personality quiz website, which contains its own "Zillapedia"
Shopzilla, a comparison-shopping search engine, formerly BizRate.com
Bongzilla, a rock band from Madison, Wisconsin
Bridezillas, a reality show which airs on the WE: Women's Entertainment network
Bridezilla (band), an Australian indie rock band
Bridezilla (EP), a recording by the band Bridezilla
"Bootzilla", a song recorded by Bootsy's Rubber Band
Broadzilla, a rock band from Detroit, Michigan
Davezilla, a humor website
Godzilla (1954 film), the film from which the -zilla suffix originates
Mechagodzilla, a fictional character from the Godzilla series, it is the mechanical doppelgänger of Godzilla.
SpaceGodzilla, a modified clone of Godzilla
Zilla (Toho), a fictional character formerly known as Godzilla, from the 1998 American Godzilla film
Illzilla, an Australian hip hop group featuring live instruments
Popzilla, an animated TV series in production for MTV
Rapzilla, a Christian hip hop online magazine
Tekzilla, a weekly video podcast on the Revision3 network
Hogzilla, a large male wild hog hybrid that was stabbed and killed in Georgia, United States.
-zilla (in Wiktionary)
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