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

n (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent

“see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos”
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
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent
an overwhelming number or amount
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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