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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: welter 'state of confusion' (16-19 centuries), from welter 'to roll about, be in a state of confusion' (14-20 centuries), from Middle Dutch welteren or Middle Low German weltern

welter

noun
     
wel‧ter

a welter of something

a large and confusing amount or number of something:
There is a welter of information on the subject.

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