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nether world

noun
1.
the infernal regions; hell.
2.
the afterworld, or the hereafter.
Also, netherworld.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40
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British Dictionary definitions for netherworld

nether world

noun
1.
the world after death; the underworld
2.
hell
3.
a criminal underworld
Also called (for senses 1, 2) nether regions
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Word Origin and History for netherworld
n.

also nether-world, 1630s, "place beneath the earth," from nether + world.

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