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noun [singular/uncountable] limbo pronunciation in American English /ˈlɪmboʊ/
  1. 1
    in the Roman Catholic religion, the place between heaven and hell where some people who are not Christians go when they die
  2. 2

    the limbo

    a dance from the Caribbean in which people bend backward and go under a stick that is moved lower as the dance continues. It is often also called limbo dancing.
  3. 3
    a situation or state where you are not certain and you have to wait to find out what will happen next
    in limbo:

    While she waits to hear if she has a place at a college, Jess is in limbo.

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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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