This page is about the slang term shithole.

Meaning: an extremely dirty, rundown place

For example:

  • If I lose my job, I'll also lose my house. And then we'll have to live in some shithole apartment over on Bleak Street.

  • The Lower East Side was a real shithole back in the seventies, full of junkies and lowlife criminals, but it's a much nicer neighbourhood now.

Quick Quiz:

Harry's apartment building is a shithole. It's

a. old and smelly

b. bright and clean

c. beatifully decorated

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Contributor: Matt Errey