loads of n.
many, a great quantity, esp. of a desirable commodity.
|Troilus and Cressida V i: The rotten diseases of the south, the guts-griping [...] loads o’ gravel i’ the back, lethargies.|
|Works (1794) I 55: My Cousin had rump steaks to eat! [...] loads of dainty meat!‘Lyric Odes’|
|John Bull in America 290: Their supper consisted of loads of meat, ham, venison, game of various kinds, in quantities sufficient to feast an army.|
|Kate Coventry (1865) 6: I’ve got bright eyes [...] and loads of soft brown hair.|
|Tom Brown at Oxford (1880) 52: They might get clever beggars for servitors, and farm them, and so make loads of tin.|
|Black-Eyed Beauty 42: Matty had a new dress, ‘loads’ of jewelry.|
|Sandburrs 132: There’s dead loads of t’ings about d’ Bend what’s so tough it ’ud make youse sore on yourself to get onto ’em.‘The Garrote’ in|
|Scarlet Pansy 283: Goody, goody, what loads and loads of nice reckless people I’ll meet.|
|Roll On My Twelve 10: A brilliant Skipper and a damn fine crew, loads of Jerries just asking for it.|
|Death of a Barrow Boy 145: Taxi-loads of ’em. Fleets.|
|Henderson The Rain King 217: I wish you loads of luck.|
|Diaries 5 Oct. 199: Loads of stories about him making other people pipe down — ‘I told him’ etc.|
|Van (1998) 499: Best before April ’92. You’ve loads o’ time, wha’.|
|Woman Who Walked Into Doors 61: She put a mug of tea in front of me. – Loads of sugar in it.|
|Guardian G2 24 June 17: The Glastonbury Festival was going to be loads of fun.|
|Guardian Guide 1–6 Jan. 44: Paul [...] makes Channel 4’s day by doing loads of lines during his interview.|
to talk aggressively; to make a fuss.
|Filth 106: I’ve no intention of listening to some jungle-bunny giving it loads with their chip-on-the-shoulder shite.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 13: That nippy wee cockney cunt, Nicksy; he’s on the baw, giein it loads, mouthin off.|