Gomorrah

noun

Go·​mor·​rah gə-ˈmȯr-ə How to pronounce Gomorrah (audio)
: a place notorious for vice and corruption

Examples of Gomorrah in a Sentence

looks upon Las Vegas as a Gomorrah that undermines traditional values

Word History

Etymology

from Gomorrah, ancient city destroyed by God for its wickedness in Genesis 19

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gomorrah was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Gomorrah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gomorrah. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Gomorrah

geographical name

Go·​mor·​rah gə-ˈmȯr-ə How to pronounce Gomorrah (audio)
-ˈmär-
ancient city thought to be in the area now covered by the southwestern part of the Dead Sea

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