onderwereld

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From onder (under) +‎ wereld (world).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔndərʋeːrəlt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: on‧der‧we‧reld

Noun[edit]

onderwereld f (plural onderwerelden, diminutive onderwereldje n)

  1. netherworld, underworld
    Synonyms: dodenrijk, schimmenrijk
  2. (figuratively) organized crime, underworld
    Synonym: misdaadwereld

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