The definition of a cesspool is a gross, disgusting or corrupt place, or an underground storage for sewage from sinks and toilets.
A place that is filthy dirty and gross is an example of a cesspool.
- a deep hole or pit in the ground, usually covered, to receive drainage or sewage from the sinks, toilets, etc. of a house
- a center of moral corruption
Origin of cesspool; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Italian cesso, privy ; from Classical Latin secessus, place of retirement (in LL, privy, drain): see secede
- A covered hole or pit for receiving drainage or sewage, as from a house.
- A filthy, disgusting, or morally corrupt place.
Origin of cesspoolPerhaps alteration (influenced by pool1) of obsolete cesperalle, drainpipe, from Middle English suspiral, vent, from Old French sospirail, breathing hole, from souspirer, to breathe, from Latin suspīrāre, to sigh; see suspire.