armpit

noun
arm·​pit | \ ˈärm-ˌpit How to pronounce armpit (audio) \

Definition of armpit

1 : the hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder
2 : the least desirable place : pit 77th Street Station … was the armpit of detective duty— Joseph Wambaugh

Examples of armpit in a Sentence

a city described as the armpit of America
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First Known Use of armpit

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jul 2022

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“Armpit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armpit. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for armpit

armpit

noun
arm·​pit | \ ˈärm-ˌpit How to pronounce armpit (audio) \

Kids Definition of armpit

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

armpit

noun
arm·​pit | \ ˈärm-ˌpit How to pronounce armpit (audio) \

Medical Definition of armpit

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

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