umpsteen

umpteen

[uhmp-teen]
adjective Informal.
innumerable; many.
Also, umpsteen [uhmp-steen] , umteen.


Origin:
1915–20; ump(ty), fanciful designation for an indeterminate number (with -ty as in twenty, etc.) + -teen

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umpteen (ˌʌmpˈtiːn)
 
determiner
informal
 a.  very many: umpteen things to do
 b.  (as pronoun): umpteen of them came
 
[C20: from umpty a great deal (perhaps from -enty as in twenty) + -teen ten]
 
ump'teenth
 
n, —adj

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umpteen definition

[ˈəmptin]
  1. mod.
    many; innumerable. : There are umpteen ways to do this right. Can you manage to do one of them?
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