[ pas-uhl ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid-19th century English; A pronunciation of parcel which gradually shifted into its own word.
  • heap
  • abundance
  • aggregation
  • batch
  • bulk
  • profusion
  • individual
  • little
  • one lack
a group or lot of indeterminate number
A) Sorry about the delay, I was bombarded with a passel of emails which I had to answer immediately. B) A passel of passersby wandered by the window, and not a single one gave the shop a second glance.
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