Synonyms for armpit

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It was only an indisposition, pure and simple,—an abscess in the armpit; that was all.

It is evident that the apex has descended and is turned toward the armpit.

The witness resisted, but the sleeves were drawn up to the armpit.

He fitted the stock of the weapon into his armpit, and raised the barrel.

He took up the dish, tucked up the bottle under his armpit, and went off.

His note-book was tucked in his armpit and he was rubbing his hands delightedly.

Clothaire then seized the elder of the children and stabbed him under the armpit.

He thought of the chemicals and instinctively his hand went to his armpit.

He put his hand to his armpit and felt the pouch that held the drug.

He made the journey out-of-doors with Kate supporting him unnecessarily by the armpit.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from arm (n.1) + pit (n.1). Arm-hole (early 14c.) was used in this sense but was obsolete by 18c. Colloquial armpit of the nation for any locale regarded as ugly and disgusting was in use by 1965.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ARMPIT

cavities

nounsunken or decayed area
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