umpteenth
adjective see umpteen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • umpteenth — ump teenth, a. Ordinal of {umpteen}, with corresponding signification; as, for the umpteenth time, I m telling you to stop. [Colloq.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • umpteenth — [[t]ʌ̱mpti͟ːnθ[/t]] ORD (emphasis) You use umpteenth to indicate that an occasion, thing, or person happens or comes after many others. [INFORMAL] He checked his watch for the umpteenth time... She was now on her umpteenth gin …   English dictionary

  • Umpteenth — indefinite but large number of: for the umpteenth time ; her umpteenth interview …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • umpteenth — Australian Slang indefinite but large number of: for the umpteenth time ; her umpteenth interview …   English dialects glossary

  • umpteenth — ump|teenth [ˌʌmpˈti:nθ] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: umpty many (a joke word) (1900 2000) + teenth (as in thirteenth)] if something happens for the umpteenth time, it happens again after having happened many times before used… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • umpteenth — /ump teenth /, adj. Informal. of an indefinitely large number in succession: He was the umpteenth person to arrive. Also, umteenth /um teenth /. [1915 20; UMPTEEN + TH2] * * * …   Universalium

  • umpteenth — adj. Umpteenth is used with these nouns: ↑time …   Collocations dictionary

  • umpteenth — umpteen ► CARDINAL NUMBER informal ▪ indefinitely many. DERIVATIVES umpteenth ordinal number. ORIGIN humorous formation …   English terms dictionary

  • umpteenth — ump teenth || ‚ʌmp tɪːnθ adj. pertaining to one in a succession of very many (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • umpteenth — ump·teenth …   English syllables

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