armpit

noun
arm·​pit | \ ˈärm-ˌpit \

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

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The ads are all Melodrama purple eyeshadow, red lips, and visible armpit hair, cool gal pals with punchy makeup and an accessible aesthetic. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "The absurd quest to make the “best” razor," 11 Dec. 2018 Squeezing a lime into your armpit takes care of hangovers in Puerto Rico. Brian P. Kelly, WSJ, "‘Hungover’ Review: There’s Got to Be a Morning After," 9 Nov. 2018 After letting my leg and armpit hair grown out for the past few months, I'm torn. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Is Anyone Actually Shaving This Summer? An Investigation," 6 Aug. 2018 Bill Elder, a tall skinny boy with big ears and acne, seemed to have a disinclination to shower, or wear deodorant when his underarm hair had begun to grow and his armpits to smell like a nervous adult's. Michael Lindsay-hogg, Town & Country, "Brando in a Blue Blazer," 22 Aug. 2013 So what’s the appeal of a bag that sits right below the armpit? Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Hottest Bag of the Late ’90s Is Back," 9 Oct. 2018 Crafter Level: DIY Moana Costume DIY a Moana Top Cut a coral or red long-sleeve shirt from armpit to armpit and save both top and bottom pieces. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "How to Make a Moana Costume for Halloween," 1 Aug. 2018 The Ariel accommodated a variety of breast sizes, accomplished with shoulder straps that curve higher into the armpit, rather than around the mid-torso. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, "The Best Women’s Backpacking Packs," 13 July 2018 Think about the armpits of your shirt on your sweatiest summer day. Marci Robin, Allure, "The FDA Has Approved Qbrexza Cloths to Treat Excessive Underarm Sweating," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of armpit

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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armpit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of armpit

: 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

noun
arm·​pit | \ ˈärm-ˌpit \

Kids Definition of armpit

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

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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