[ pest-hohl ]
/ ˈpɛstˌhoʊl /


a place infested with or especially liable to epidemic disease.

Origin of pesthole

First recorded in 1900–05; pest + hole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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