Definition of cesspit in English:
1A pit for the disposal of liquid waste and sewage.
- When the great social reformer Lord Shaftesbury visited one house, he went into the cellar - where a family was living - and found that the sewage from a nearby cesspit had leaked right under their floor boards.
- Snow was now certain that the well had been contaminated with infected sewage - either from the sewer or the many nearby cesspits.
- Flood waters in the eastern regions of Trinidad have subsided, and clean-up crews have now begun clearing up overflowing cesspits and clogged waterways.
1.1A disgusting or corrupt place or situation: the affair threatened to be a cesspit of scandal
More example sentences
- He'd been part of political groups since he was 17, as London was ‘a big cesspit of corruption’ to him.
- Even at superstar level, most rock bands are cesspits of raging ego, petty bitterness, monstrous vanity, sordid self-abuse and very bad hair days.
- The religious fundamentalists who exercise such influence in some US states view the East and West coasts as cesspits of vice.
Words that rhyme with cesspitbear pit • fleapit
Definition of cesspit in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan