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Definition of "passel" [passel]

  • Informal A large quantity or group: "The President faces a passel of domestic issues” ( Christian Science Monitor). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "passel" in a sentence
  • "All I know is someone used the word passel in a sentence, and I like it."
  • "Umlaut knew the word passel because he had heard Demon Professor Grossclout use it once."
  • "These being enough admired, I had next to be told that I wouldn't believe how many folks was certain she had retired to the country because she was lazy, just keeping a few head of cattle for diversion -- she that had six thousand acres of land under fence, and had made a going concern _per diem_ of it for thirty years, even if parties did make cracks about her gates; but hardly ever getting a good night's sleep through having a "passel" of men to run it that you couldn't depend on -- though God only knew where you could find any other sort -- the minute your back was turned."