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

  • n. A place of extreme wretchedness or squalor.
  • n. Obsolete The pit of hell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place of intense hatred, misery, or turmoil.

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

  • n. any place of pain and turmoil


English began using 'hellhole' in 1866. (Wiktionary)



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  • Aptly describes my office at present. :-)

    September 27, 2007