underworld


underworld
underworld c.1600, "the lower world, Hades," also "the earth," as distinguished from heaven. Cf. Ger. unterwelt, Du. onderwereld, Dan. underverden. Meaning "lower level of society" is first recorded 1890; "criminals and organized crime collectively" is attested from 1900.

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