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armpit

[ ahrm-pit ]
/ ˈɑrmˌpɪt /
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noun
the hollow under the arm at the shoulder; axilla.
Slang. the worst possible place or area: Their car has broken down, stranding them in the armpit of California until it can be fixed.
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Origin of armpit

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English; arm1 + pit1
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British Dictionary definitions for armpit

armpit
/ (ˈɑːmˌpɪt) /

noun
the small depression beneath the arm where it joins the shoulderTechnical name: axilla Related adjective: axillary
slang an extremely unpleasant placethe armpit of the Mediterranean
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