armpit

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noun arm·pit \ˈärm-ˌpit\

Definition of armpit

  1. 1 :  the hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder

  2. 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

14th Century

First Known Use of armpit

14th century


ARMPIT Defined for English Language Learners

armpit

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noun arm·pit \ˈärm-ˌpit\

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

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noun arm·pit \ˈärm-ˌpit\

Definition of armpit for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

armpit

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noun arm·pit \ˈärm-ˌpit\

Medical Definition of armpit

  1. :  the hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder :  axilla


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