from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The hollow under the upper part of the arm at the shoulder.
  • n. Slang The most miserable or undesirable place in a particular area.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The cavity beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder.
  • n. Somewhere or something considered foul.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder; the axilla.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hollow place or cavity under the shoulder; the axilla.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder


From arm +‎ pit. (Wiktionary)



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