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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Definitions for passel

  1. a group or lot of indeterminate number: a passel of dignitaries.

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Citations for passel
If you had a passel of kids, then you'd always have a troop to boss when you felt like bossing. It would occupy your brain and you wouldn't get gloomy as often. Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove, 1985
The day in question had begun for Dieter in cerulean darkness; a passel of knife-point stars in the inky morning sky could be seen through the window glass, but there was no moon. Jane Urquhart, The Stone Carvers, 2001
Origin of passel
Passel is an alteration of the word parcel meaning "a quantity or unit of something." It entered English in the early 1800s.