hellhole
noun Date: 1866 a place of extreme misery or squalor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hellhole — the pit of Hell, late 14c., from HELL (Cf. hell) + HOLE (Cf. hole). Meaning unpleasant place is from 1866 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • hellhole — [[t]he̱lhoʊl[/t]] hellholes N COUNT If you call a place a hellhole, you mean that it is extremely unpleasant, usually because it is dirty and uncomfortable. ...stuck in this hellhole of a jail …   English dictionary

  • hellhole — UK [ˈhelˌhəʊl] / US [ˈhelˌhoʊl] noun [countable] Word forms hellhole : singular hellhole plural hellholes informal a place that is very dirty and unpleasant …   English dictionary

  • hellhole — n. a hot and crowded place; any unpleasant place. (Use caution with hell.) □ I want out of this hellhole. □ The theater was an over crowded hellhole. Lucky there was no fire …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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  • hellhole — noun A place of intense hatred, misery, and/or turmoil …   Wiktionary

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