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 in a Sentence
a city described as the armpit of America
Recent Examples of armpit from the Web
A great composer and a great armpit-farter may be equally rich in their degree of talent, but not in the quality or desirability of their talents.
The other man, 20, was shot in the armpit, officials said.
In the meantime, body temperatures can be lowered by icing the pressure points — the neck, groin and armpits.
There can also be painful swelling of the lymph node in the groin, armpit or neck.
Joseph Kauser, an officer who arrived to provide backup, stood on the right side of Castile's car with his thumbs hooked in a casual position on the inner armpit area of his bullet resistant vest.
The stabbing victim suffered a punctured lung, five stab wounds to his back, three wounds to his arm and one to his armpit, the prosecutor said.
Kelly Wiggins, 25, scooped him up from under his armpits before lifting him into the tree.
There was a time when the summer job for the American teenager was standard, a seasonal rite of passage, like peeling bare skin off a hot car seat or checking your armpits for ticks.
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First Known Use of armpit
ARMPIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of armpit for English Language Learners
: the hollow area on a person's body beneath the place where the arm and the shoulder meet
: the worst area in a place
ARMPIT Defined for Kids
Definition of armpit for Students
: the hollow under a person's arm where the arm joins the shoulder
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