the pits

Definition of the pits

informal
:something that is very bad or unpleasant
  • You caught the flu on your birthday? That's the pits!
  • This rainy weather is the absolute pits.

Word by Word Definitions

pit play pits
  1. : a hole, shaft, or cavity in the ground

  2. : mine

  3. : a scooped-out place used for burning something (such as charcoal)

  1. : to place, cast, bury, or store in a pit

  2. : to make pits in

  3. : to set (fighting birds, such as gamecocks) into or as if into a pit to fight

  1. : the stone of a drupaceous fruit

  1. : to remove the pit from (a fruit)


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