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netherworld

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noun neth·er·world \-ˌwərld\

Simple Definition of netherworld

  • the netherworld : the world of the dead

  • : a place unknown to most people where secret and often illegal things are done

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of netherworld

  1. 1 :  the world of the dead

  2. 2 :  underworld 4 <the netherworld of deceit … and espionage — R. M. Nixon>

  3. 3 :  no-man's-land 2 <lost in a bureaucratic netherworld>

Examples of netherworld in a sentence

  1. <the shadowy netherworld of all-night raves>



1632

First Known Use of netherworld

1632



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