never-never

[ nev-er-nev-er ]
/ ˈnɛv ərˈnɛv ər /
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noun

adjective

not real or true; imaginary or ideal; illusory: the never-never world of the cinema.

Nearby words

  1. never put off until tomorrow,
  2. never put off until tomorrow what you can do today,
  3. never say die,
  4. never say never,
  5. never-ending,
  6. never-never land,
  7. never-was,
  8. neverland,
  9. nevermind,
  10. nevermore

Origin of never-never

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for never-never

never-never

/ informal /

noun

the hire-purchase system of buying
Australian remote desert country, as that of W Queensland and central Australia

adjective

imaginary; idyllic (esp in the phrase never-never land)
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