Why was clemency trending last week?


[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.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for umpteenth
  • 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.
Slang definitions & phrases for umpteenth



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.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for umpteenth

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for umpteenth

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with umpteenth

Nearby words for umpteenth