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umpteenth

[uhmp-teenth] /ˈʌmpˈtinθ/
adjective, Informal.
1.
of an indefinitely large number in succession:
He was the umpteenth person to arrive.
Also, umteenth
[uhm-teenth] /ˈʌmˈtinθ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of umpteenth
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; umpteen + -th2
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  • Or maybe I did when for the umpteenth time I suggested she should marry me.

  • I have been reading "Pepys' Diary" for what Mrs. Darling would call the "umpteenth" time.

  • For the umpteenth time, as Mr. Ellerton would say, that man doesn't care two-pence about me, Golden.

  • But I was being whisked up the elevator to the umpteenth floor before he had the chance.

Slang definitions & phrases for umpteenth

umpteenth

modifier

The ordinal form of ''umpteen'': Here's the umpteenth development in the battle (fr WWI)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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