armpit

noun arm·pit \ ˈärm-ˌpit \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

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

  1. a city described as the armpit of America

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First Known Use of armpit

14th century


ARMPIT Defined for English Language Learners

armpit

noun

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

armpit

noun arm·pit \ ˈärm-ˌpit \

Definition of armpit for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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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