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Princeton's WordNet

  1. armpit, axilla, axillary cavity, axillary fossanoun

    the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder

    "they were up to their armpits in water"


  1. armpitnoun

    The cavity beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder.

  2. armpitnoun

    Somewhere or something considered foul.

    The armpit of America.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Armpitnoun

    The hollow place under the shoulder.

    Etymology: from arm and pit.

    The handles to these gouges are made so long, that the handle may reach under the armpit of the workman. Joseph Moxon, Mechanical Exercises.

    Others hold their plate under the left arm-pit, the best situation for keeping it warm. Jonathan Swift, Direct. to the Footman.


  1. Armpit

    The axilla (also, armpit, underarm or oxter) is the area on the human body directly under the shoulder joint. It includes the axillary space, an anatomical space within the shoulder girdle between the arm and the thoracic cage, bounded superiorly by the imaginary plane between the superior borders of the first rib, clavicle and scapula (above which are considered part of the neck), medially by the serratus anterior muscle and thoracolumbar fascia, anteriorly by the pectoral muscles and posteriorly by the subscapularis, teres major and latissimus dorsi muscle. The soft skin covering the lateral axilla contains many hair and sweat glands. In humans, the formation of body odor happens mostly in the axilla. These odorant substances have been suggested by some to serve as pheromones, which play a role related to mate selection, although this is a controversial topic within the scientific community. The underarms seem more important than the pubic area for emitting body odor, which may be related to human bipedalism.


  1. armpit

    The armpit is the area on the human body directly under the joint where the arm connects to the shoulder. It contains hair and sweat glands, and is associated with numerous lymph nodes and blood vessels. Its medical term is 'axilla'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Armpitnoun

    the hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder; the axilla

  2. Etymology: [Arm + pit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of armpit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of armpit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of armpit in a Sentence

  1. Connie Lehman:

    There's a very specific list we check through, we document every single patient where The Covid vaccine was. So I see a mammogram come up, and the woman had a vaccine in her right arm, and she has asymmetrically enlarged lymph nodes in the right armpit, I put a statement in to the patient and her doctor and I say,' This is a normal response to the vaccine. If you have any clinical concerns, if you can feel the swelling, it gets worse, if you have any concerns, see your doctor. You can always do more evaluation,'.

  2. Endang Ahmad:

    I have already found many types of body odour smell, the ones who have sweat smell and armpit smell mixed we don't give a pass.

  3. Chrissy Teigen:

    I had an armpit sucked out, which was one of the best things. It's a big secret, but I don't care, it made me feel better in dresses ; I felt more confident. It was the dumbest, stupidest thing I've ever done. The dumbest, but I like it, whatever. I have no regrets, honestly.

  4. Raffy Karamanoukian:

    It involves clipping the nerve that gives the message to the sweat glands and armpit.

  5. College Republicans:

    My issue with feminism more than anything else is the activism tactics and the issues they're pushing, when your activism is growing your armpit hair out and painting it pink and then hating men, that, to me, does nothing for your cause, it does nothing to empower women.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    A affront
    B famish
    C rumpus
    D abduct

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