hellhole

[ hel-hohl ]
/ ˈhɛlˌhoʊl /

noun

a place totally lacking in comfort, cleanliness, order, etc.
a place or establishment noted for its illegal or immoral practices.

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Origin of hellhole

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at hell, hole
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British Dictionary definitions for hellhole

hellhole
/ (ˈhɛlˌhəʊl) /

noun

an unpleasant or evil place
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