Definition of Passel

1. Noun. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent. "A wad of money"

Definition of Passel

1. Noun. (US informal) An indeterminately large quantity or group. ¹

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Definition of Passel

1. a large quantity or number [n -S]

Literary usage of Passel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"passel is by origin a pronunciation spelling ofa dialectal pronunciation ... passel seems to have been fairly common in l9th-century American humor and ..."

2. Churchwardens' Accounts of S. Edmund & S. Thomas, Sarum, 1443-1702 with by Henry James Fowle Swayne (1896)
"Shippes—Item a grete ship of silver in passel gilt with a spone of silver of vu une'. Item a ship of silver in passel gilt withoute spone of vi une' iij ..."

3. Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics And the American Future by Marta Tienda, Faith Mitchell (2006)
"11 Suro and passel, 2003; passel, 2004. 12 These projections set the level ... 13 passel, 2004. 14 Estimates of the undocumented population vary from 8 to ..."

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