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nineteen

[nahyn-teen] /ˈnaɪnˈtin/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, ten plus nine.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 19 or XIX.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to nineteen in number.
Idioms
5.
talk nineteen to the dozen, to talk very rapidly or vehemently:
Whenever I'm excited I talk nineteen to the dozen.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English nintene, Old English nigontȳne. See nine, -teen
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British Dictionary definitions for talk nineteen to the dozen

nineteen

/ˌnaɪnˈtiːn/
noun
1.
the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and nine and is a prime number See also number (sense 1)
2.
a numeral, 19, XIX, etc, representing this number
3.
something represented by, representing, or consisting of 19 units
4.
talk nineteen to the dozen, to talk incessantly
determiner
5.
  1. amounting to nineteen: nineteen pictures
  2. (as pronoun): only nineteen voted
Word Origin
Old English nigontīne
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Word Origin and History for talk nineteen to the dozen

nineteen

n.

late Old English nigontene (Anglian), nigontyne (West Saxon); see nine + -teen.

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