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umpteen

[uhmp-teen] /ˈʌmpˈtin/
adjective, Informal.
1.
innumerable; many.
Also, umpsteen
[uhmp-steen] /ˈʌmpˈstin/ (Show IPA),
umteen.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; ump(ty), fanciful designation for an indeterminate number (with -ty as in twenty, etc.) + -teen
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British Dictionary definitions for umteen

umpteen

/ˌʌmpˈtiːn/
determiner
1.
(informal)
  1. very many: umpteen things to do
  2. (as pronoun): umpteen of them came
Derived Forms
umpteenth, noun, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from umpty a great deal (perhaps from -enty as in twenty) + -teen ten
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Word Origin and History for umteen

umpteen

1917, World War I army slang, from umpty + teen. Related: Umpteenth.

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Slang definitions & phrases for umteen

ultraswoopy

adjective

Very fast: a down-sized, hitech, ultraswoopy model next year (1970s+)


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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