Origin of umpteenump-, indefinite sound for an uncertain number + -teen
Origin of umpteenSlang ump(ty) dash in Morse code ( of imitative origin ) -teen (as in thirteen )
- (informal, often slightly derogatory) Relatively large but unspecified in number.
- She's taking umpteen friends with her to the party.
umpty (“colloquial name for the dash ""”" in Morse code") +"Ž -teen