pesthole

noun

pest·​hole ˈpest-ˌhōl How to pronounce pesthole (audio)
: a place liable to epidemic disease

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pesthole was in 1832

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“Pesthole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pesthole. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

pesthole

noun
pest·​hole ˈpest-ˌhōl How to pronounce pesthole (audio)
: a place in which diseases are common
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