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mile +‎ -age


  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɪləd͡ʒ/, IPA(key): /ˈmaɪlɪd͡ʒ/
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mileage (countable and uncountable, plural mileages)

  1. The total distance travelled in miles or in air miles.
    • 2023 March 8, Gareth Dennis, “The Reshaping of things to come...”, in RAIL, number 978, page 46:
      Having laid out these big-picture figures, the report then begins its analysis of traffic types against route mileage.
  2. The number of miles travelled by a vehicle on a certain volume of fuel.
  3. An allowance for travel expenses at a specified rate per mile.
  4. (informal) The amount of service that something has yielded or may yield in future.
    This old PC has still got plenty of mileage in it.
    There’s quite a lot of mileage in language, speech and computing, particularly in research.
  5. (informal) Something worth taking into consideration.
    There’s some mileage in your argument.
  6. (slang) The number of sexual encounters by which a woman’s sexual market value is projected.
    • 2019 February 1, Fredo (lyrics and music), “Mmhm” (track 3, 0:48–0:59 from the start), in Third Avenue[1]:
      Now she's phoning me on private
      When I told her I don't like it
      She's a ho and she got mileage
      Probably more miles than my whip (Skrrt)
      I see it then I buy it
      She's still eating on my privates

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