from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Relatively large but unspecified in number: umpteen reasons; umpteen guests.
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- Relatively large but unspecified in number.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. An indefinite number, usu. more than ten and less than one hundred; a lot. Often used hyperbolically, and usually expressing the notion of more than the usual number or more than I would like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. innumerable but many
LäraBars come in umpteen flavors and also have a chocolate bar counterpart, Jŏcalat.
That's the first in umpteen decisions to make, before reaching the end.
Or it might be an indication that Web companies are making the same "invest in umpteen businesses" mistake which leads to big losses when recession hits.
No one can do there best if they're being torn in umpteen directions after working for twelve hours. .sometimes more.
We’re not meant to notice that what we’re looking at usually isn’t worth taking the trouble to watch because we’ve watched it a hundred times before in umpteen numbers of movies and TV shows.
If we signed up to these scaremongers, we could be about to waste a gargantuan amount of money on a problem that doesn’t exist – money that could be used in umpteen better ways: Fighting world hunger, providing clean water, developing alternative energy sources, improving our environment, creating jobs.
As an avid NPR listener, I recall hearing Nina Totenburg use this phrase umpteen times - even before September 11, 2001.
And the phones are ringing off the hook: A socialite demands a table already reserved by a VIP, and Chef demands she get it; a couple "request" that "The Lady Is a Tramp" be sung at their table to celebrate their wedding anniversary, an impossibility, but he is mafia; and then there is Naomi Campbell's frenzied assistant who calls umpteen times to modify their demands for their table of 15.
Along with the tremendous growth in basic barbecue sauce variety -- such as umpteen different combinations of hot pepper, liquor, wood smoke and fruit flavorings -- sauce manufacturers have seized on health concerns as an expanding market niche.
According to a report by The Associated Press, Mrs. Reagan — who sat through the G.O.P. debates at her husband’s library and listened to the candidates invoke the former president’s name umpteen times — decided not to wait until after the Republican convention this summer.
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