Sodom

noun
Sod·​om | \ ˈsä-dəm How to pronounce Sodom (audio) \

Definition of Sodom

: a place notorious for vice or corruption

First Known Use of Sodom

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sodom

after sodom, destroyed by God for its wickedness in the Bible (Genesis 19)

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“Sodom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sodom. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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Sodom geographical name

Sod·​om | \ ˈsä-dəm How to pronounce Sodom (audio) \

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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