passel

You can use the noun passel when you're talking about a group or a bunch of something. Your friends might decide to hire a bus to drive a whole passel of kids to an amusement park.

The informal passel is a great way to talk about a large but vague number of things or people, like a passel of cousins at Thanksgiving or a passel of puppies at the local animal shelter. Passel is a nineteenth century invention, a US dialect version of parcel, "quantity, part, or portion."

Definitions of passel
  1. noun
    (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
    “see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos”
    synonyms: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
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    types:
    barrage, deluge, flood, flurry, inundation, torrent
    an overwhelming number or amount
    haymow
    a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
    type of:
    large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
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