underworld Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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underworldnoun [S]

uk   /ˈʌn.də.wɜːld/  us   /-dɚ.wɝːld/

underworld noun [S] (CRIME)

the ​part of ​society consisting of ​criminalorganizations and ​activities

underworld noun [S] (IN STORIES)

the underworld in mythology, a ​place under the ​earth where the ​spirits of the ​dead go
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(Definition of underworld from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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underworldnoun [U]

 us   /ˈʌn·dərˌwɜrld/
the ​criminalorganizations and ​activities that ​exist within ​society
(Definition of underworld from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “underworld”
in Spanish hampa, bajos fondos…
in Vietnamese xã hội đen…
in Malaysian dunia penjenayahan…
in Thai สังคมของพวกนอกกฎหมาย…
in French pégre…
in German die Unterwelt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯罪, 黑社会…
in Turkish yeraltı dünyası…
in Russian преступный мир…
in Indonesian dunia kejahatan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯罪, 黑社會…
in Polish świat przestępczy, półświatek…
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