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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
description of the procurement: The sector 2 passel - allaines (pk 18.
There's nothing wrong with that practice, and if you have a whole passel of dogs, it's probably necessary, if for no other reason than to keep your sanity.
The authors analyze flying-saucer sightings, alien abductions, UFO-based cults, and a passel of other conspiracy and scientifically unfounded theories.
Anyone who's had to deal with a passel of greedy and/or irrational kinfolk when it comes to the fine print of a last will and testament will identify, painfully.
I felt I owed him my support because he had done so much for San Juan,' says Mayor Guia, even if a savvier politician would have kept her choice for president a secret, especially from a passel of journalists.
It comes as no surprise, but a passel of pro-abortion House Democrats sent pro-life President Donald Trump a letter, dated May 1, with their own scorecard for the President's first 100 days in office.
Relying on national household survey data, Passel and Cohn (2016b) estimated that 17% of those employed in agriculture in 2014 were unauthorized, followed by 13% unauthorized workers in the construction industry and 9% in the hospitality sector.
Soon she's back in Savannah and deep in familiar troubles that include a missing ex-boyfriend, a creepily poetic stalker, and a passel of stolen money.