A horde of mosquitoes.
The huge crowd leaving the Super Bowl is an example of a horde of people.
Origin of horde
- Ultimately (via German Horde) (Polish horda) (and kindred words in other languages of central Europe, with initial h- , of obscure origin) from Ukrainian orda tribe or army of Mongols and Turkic peoples (as the Golden Horde) from North-Western Turkic ordï encampment, residence, court from Old Turkic ordu
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded in English since 1555. From Middle French horde, from German Horde, from Polish horda, from Russian орда (ordá), which may come directly from Mongol or from West Turkic (compare Tatar urda, 'horde', Turkish ordu, 'camp, army'), from Mongolian orda, ordu, 'court, camp, horde'; akin to Kalmuk orda.