umpteenth

[uhmp-teenth]
adjective Informal.
of an indefinitely large number in succession: He was the umpteenth person to arrive.
Also, umteenth [uhm-teenth] .


Origin:
1915–20; umpteen + -th2

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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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Example sentences
Yao had a rebound and a blocked shot before departing early for the umpteenth time in his ever-shortening career.
So, for the umpteenth time, let's go through this again.
The three friends were out to dinner a few months ago in the umpteenth restaurant that asked them to stub out their cigars.
It was the umpteenth time a member had asked, with no answer forthcoming.
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