Sodom

noun Sod·om \ ˈsä-dəm \

Definition of Sodom

:a place notorious for vice or corruption

Origin and Etymology of sodom

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


Sodom

geographical name Sod·om \ ˈsä-dəm \

Definition of Sodom

ancient city thought to be in the area now covered by the southwestern part of the Dead Sea

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