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umpteen

determiner, pronoun uk   /ʌmpˈtiːn/ /ˈʌmp.tiːn/ informal us  
very many; a lot (of): We've been there umpteen times and she still can't remember the way.
umpteenth
determiner uk   /ʌmpˈtiːnθ/ /ˈʌmp.tiːnθ/ informal us  
I drank my umpteenth cup of coffee. For the umpteenth time, Anthony, knives and forks go in the middle drawer!
Translations of “umpteen”
in Spanish montones (de), muchísimas (veces)…
in French des tas…
in German unzählig, tausend…
in Chinese (Traditional) 許多, 大量…
in Russian бесчисленное количество…
in Turkish sayısız, bir sürü, sayılamayacak kadar çok…
in Chinese (Simplified) 许多, 大量…
in Polish ileś tam, en…
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