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[uhmp-teenth] /ˈʌmpˈtinθ/
adjective, Informal.
of an indefinitely large number in succession:
He was the umpteenth person to arrive.
Also, umteenth
[uhm-teenth] /ˈʌmˈtinθ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of umpteenth
1915-20; umpteen + -th2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I have been reading "Pepys' Diary" for what Mrs. Darling would call the "umpteenth" time.

  • Or maybe I did when for the umpteenth time I suggested she should marry me.

  • For the umpteenth time, as Mr. Ellerton would say, that man doesn't care two-pence about me, Golden.

  • But I was being whisked up the elevator to the umpteenth floor before he had the chance.

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An umpire (1888+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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