hellhole

noun hell·hole \ ˈhel-ˌhōl \
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

Definition of hellhole

: 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

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First Known Use of hellhole

1850

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Definition of hellhole for English Language Learners

  • : a very dirty or unpleasant place


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