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.
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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
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ump•teen

(ˈʌmpˈtin)

adj.
Informal. innumerable; many.
[1915–20; ump(ty), fanciful designation for an indeterminate number]
ump′teenth′, adj.
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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"
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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.
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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
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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
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umpteen

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

[ˈʌmptiːn] adj (fam) → non so quanti/e, innumerevole
umpteen times → centomila volte fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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