cesspit

[ ses-pit ]
/ ˈsɛsˌpɪt /

noun

a pit for receiving wastes, as sewage, or other refuse.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. cessative,
  2. cesser,
  3. cession,
  4. cessionary,
  5. cesspipe,
  6. cesspool,
  7. cesta,
  8. cestan-chenais syndrome,
  9. cesti,
  10. cestoda

Origin of cesspit

First recorded in 1860–65; cess(pool) + pit1

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Word Origin and History for cesspit

cesspit

n.

1864, from cess (see cesspool) + pit (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper