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armpit

noun arm·pit \ˈärm-ˌpit\

: the hollow area on a person's body beneath the place where the arm and the shoulder meet

: the worst area in a place

Full Definition of ARMPIT

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>

Examples of ARMPIT

  1. a city described as the armpit of America

First Known Use of ARMPIT

14th century
ARMPIT Defined for Kids

armpit

noun arm·pit \ˈärm-ˌpit\

Definition of ARMPIT for Kids

:  the hollow under a person's arm where the arm joins the shoulder
Medical Dictionary

armpit

noun arm·pit \ˈärm-ˌpit\

Medical Definition of ARMPIT

:  the hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder :  axilla

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