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n. Informal
A large quantity or group: "The President faces a passel of domestic issues" (Christian Science Monitor).

[Alteration of parcel.]


informal or dialect chiefly US a group or quantity of no fixed number
[variant of parcel]


(ˈpæs əl)

a group or lot of indeterminate number: a passel of kids.
[1825–35; variant of parcel; see cuss]


 alternative for parcel.
Examples: passel of brats; of hogs; of young ones.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passel - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentpassel - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation


Informal. An indeterminately great amount or number:
jillion, million (often used in plural), multiplicity, ream, trillion.
Informal: bushel, gob (often used in plural), heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, peck, scad (often used in plural), slew, wad, zillion.


[ˈpæsəl] N (US) → muchedumbre f


n (US inf: = group, quantity) → (Un)menge f; (of people also) → Schar f
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But the rest was on hand, and so they all come and shook hands with the king and thanked him and talked to him; and then they shook hands with the duke and didn't say nothing, but just kept a-smiling and bobbing their heads like a passel of sapheads whilst he made all sorts of signs with his hands and said "Goo-goo -- goo-goo- goo" all the time, like a baby that can't talk.
That child will like as not come here with a passel o' things borrowed from the rest o' the family.
Shut the mosquito nettin' door tight behind you, so 's to keep the flies out; it ain't flytime yet, but I want you to start right; take your passel along with ye and then you won't have to come down for it; always make your head save your heels.
Tweren't the women neither that tarred and feathered him - Marblehead women don't act that way - 'twas a passel o' men an' boys, an' they carted him araound town in an old dory till the bottom fell aout, an' Ireson he told 'em they'd be sorry for it some day.
Hernandez's early comics featured a passel of fascinating females, but the one who commanded center stage in every respect was Luba, who first appeared as an ambitious “voodoo woman” in the science fiction pastiche BEM.
As with so many genres of firearms I've owned a passel of Winchester lever guns, trying all models except the Model 1866 because of its rimfire chambering.
We didn't need a Thor sequel, but it's part of the business plan so here it is, wasting two Oscar winners and a passel of very good actors; even Hemsworth, who seemed no more than beefcake in the first Thor, has since proved his acting chops in Rush -- and in fact gets the sequel's sweetest moment, Thor hanging up his hammer on a coat-rack as if it were an umbrella (it's Hemsworth's dainty, rather hesitant movements that sell it).
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She has three children, and a passel of grandkids back home and she wished it were cheaper to talk to them on the phone.