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? asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

Do American people say the word 'heaps'?

as in, 'that was heaps good'... or 'i like it heaps'.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It isn't in use much anymore.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No, it would sound extremely awkward/old-fashioned if an American said that.

    The only way it's used in standard American English is the literal meaning, like when something is in an actual heap.

  • 1 decade ago

    Heap usually means pile or piles. Like a heap of hay.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I don't really use that word much. Depends on the situation.

    Like .. "that was heaps of fun" "heaps of hay"

    lol kinda lame examples but that's how I used it.

  • Belie
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No.

    Heaps, in America, generally only refer to a heaping plate of food.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have read that phrase: "that was heaps of fun"..etc. in really old books (50+ yrs)...

    .Modern use: NO...nobody uses it; at least that I have heard.

    People generally use it as a synonym (word that has a similar meaning) for pile. the general use is as follows - Example: "I have a heap of dirt in my yard", "avoid hitting that heap of junk", "my neighbor is never going to clean that heap of junk out of his yard".

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