pesthole

[ pest-hohl ]
/ ˈpɛstˌhoʊl /

noun

a place infested with or especially liable to epidemic disease.

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Origin of pesthole

First recorded in 1900–05; pest + hole
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Example sentences from the Web for pesthole

  • Three American doctors went down into that pesthole of a Cuban city to offer their lives for a theory.

    The Unspeakable Perk|Samuel Hopkins Adams