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nether world

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noun
the infernal regions; hell.
the afterworld, or the hereafter.
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Origin of nether world

First recorded in 1630–40
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British Dictionary definitions for nether world

nether world

noun
the world after death; the underworld
hell
a criminal underworld
Also called (for senses 1, 2): nether regions
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