hellhole

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noun hell·hole \ˈhel-ˌhōl\

Definition of hellhole

  1. :  a place of extreme misery or squalor

Examples of hellhole in a Sentence

  1. The factory is a hellhole.

  2. his first apartment was a hellhole in an unsafe neighborhood

1850

First Known Use of hellhole

1850


HELLHOLE Defined for English Language Learners

hellhole

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noun hell·hole \ˈhel-ˌhōl\

Definition of hellhole for English Language Learners

  • : a very dirty or unpleasant place



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