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[uh-plen-tee] /əˈplɛn ti/ Informal.
in sufficient quantity; in generous amounts (usually used following the noun it modifies):
He had troubles aplenty.
sufficiently; enough; more than sparingly:
He howled aplenty when hurt.
Also, a-plenty.
Origin of aplenty
1820-30; a-1 + plenty Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for aplenty


adjective, adverb (postpositive)
in plenty
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Word Origin and History for aplenty

1830, originally U.S., from a- (1) + plenty (n.). First attested in writings of J. Fenimore Cooper.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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