never never land

never-never land

noun
1.
an unreal, imaginary, or ideal state, condition, place, etc.
2.
any remote, isolated, barren, or sparsely settled region.
Also called neverland, never-never.


Origin:
1875–85 for def 2; reduplication of never

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Never-Never Land definition


Originally called Neverland, the home of the title character in the story Peter Pan; a place where children never grow up.

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