Word used to describe an approximate number greater than a dozen
Jade eyes sent me upteen emails today...
A common mispronunciation of the word umpteen
, generally believed to stem from the relative nonemphasis of the "m", in regions which favor a southern drawl. Contributing to the misunderstanding are relatively low levels of literacy and continuing education among the largely oral-tradition culture endemic to the U.S.'s breadbasket, ironically.
"I done got upteen (sic
) fishes down at Jeb's hole; I'm-a fixin' to cook them sumbitches up right quick."