Armpit
Armpit Arm"pit`, n. [Arm + pit.] The hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder; the axilla. [1913 Webster]

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  • armpit — (n.) mid 14c., from ARM (Cf. arm) (n.1) + PIT (Cf. pit) (n.1). Arm hole (early 14c.) was used in this sense but was obsolete by 18c. Colloquial armpit of the nation for any locale regarded as ugly and disgusting was in use by 1965 …   Etymology dictionary

  • armpit — ► NOUN ▪ a hollow under the arm at the shoulder …   English terms dictionary

  • armpit — [ärm′pit΄] n. the hollow under the arm at the shoulder; axilla …   English World dictionary

  • armpit — arm|pit [ armpıt ] noun count 1. ) the part of your body under your arm, where the arm joins the shoulder 2. ) the ugliest place in a city or region: armpit of: Leadville is the armpit of the state …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • armpit — arm|pit [ˈa:mˌpıt US ˈa:rm ] n 1.) the hollow place under your arm where it joins your body 2.) the armpit of sth AmE informal the ugliest or worst place in a particular city or area ▪ Dale says Butte is the armpit of Montana …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • armpit — UK [ˈɑː(r)mˌpɪt] / US [ˈɑrmpɪt] noun [countable] Word forms armpit : singular armpit plural armpits 1) the part of your body under your arm, where the arm joins the shoulder 2) mainly American the ugliest place in a city or region …   English dictionary

  • armpit — n. any undesirable place. (A nickname for an undesirable town or city.) □ Who wants to spend a weekend in an armpit? □ The town should be called the armpit of the nation …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • armpit — noun Date: 14th century 1. the hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder 2. the least desirable place ; pit < 77th Street Station…was the armpit of detective duty Joseph Wambaugh > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • armpit — noun a) The cavity beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder. The armpit of America. b) Somewhere or something considered foul. Syn: axilla, oxter, under arm, underarm …   Wiktionary

  • armpit — n An undesirable place. This town is really an armpit. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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