umpteen


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ump·teen

 (ŭmp′tēn′, ŭm′-)
adj. Informal
Relatively large but unspecified in number: umpteen reasons; umpteen guests.

[Slang ump(ty), dash in Morse code (of imitative origin) + -teen (as in thirteen).]

ump′teenth′ adj.

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]
ˌumpˈteenth n, adj

ump•teen

(ˈʌmpˈtin)

adj.
Informal. innumerable; many.
[1915–20; ump(ty), fanciful designation for an indeterminate number]
ump′teenth′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.umpteen - innumerable but manyumpteen - innumerable but many      
many - a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number; "many temptations"; "the temptations are many"; "a good many"; "a great many"; "many directions"; "take as many apples as you like"; "too many clouds to see"; "never saw so many people"

umpteen

adjective (Informal) very many, numerous, countless, millions, considerable, a good many, a thousand and one, ever so many He has produced umpteen books, plays and television series.
Translations
عددٌ كَبير من
haldamnohospousta
masser af
ikszszáz és egy
šimtasis
neskaitamas reizes
nespočetnekrátveľké množstvo razy
pek çoksayısız

umpteen

[ˈʌmptiːn] ADJtropecientos
I've told you umpteen timeste lo he dicho tropecientas veces, te lo he dicho miles de veces

umpteen

[ˌʌmpˈtiːn] adjje ne sais combien de
He has written umpteen books → Il a écrit je ne sais combien de livres.
umpteen times → trente-six fois

umpteen

adj (inf)zig (inf), → x (inf); I’ve told you umpteen timesich habe dir zigmal or x-mal gesagt (inf)

umpteen

[ˈʌmptiːn] adj (fam) → non so quanti/e, innumerevole
umpteen times → centomila volte fpl

umpteen

(ˌampˈtiːn) pronoun, adjective
a great many. I've reminded him umpteen times to send it.
umpteenth pronoun, adjective
For the umpteenth time, don't speak with your mouth full!
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