a depression in which mud collects.

Origin of mudhole

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; mud + hole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mudhole

Historical Examples of mudhole

  • More than six years I lived near a mudhole that dried up in July.

    A Watcher in The Woods

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • Other cities ridiculed its ambitions and called it a mudhole.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick

    Herbert Newton Casson

  • Because the alferez was down in the mudhole when he saw him and the curate was on foot.

  • I walked off the end of the platform, and went plump into a mudhole.

    Calumet 'K'

    Samuel Merwin

  • "What you want to do is to have that mudhole in the road fixed," said the visitor.

    Toaster's Handbook

    Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers

Word Origin and History for mudhole

1780, from mud (n.) + hole (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper