Do American people say the word 'heaps'?
as in, 'that was heaps good'... or 'i like it heaps'.
- Melissa MLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
It isn't in use much anymore.
- ?Lv 41 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.
- Michael KLv 71 decade ago
Heap usually means pile or piles. Like a heap of hay.
- ?Lv 51 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.
- BelieLv 71 decade ago
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".