Sense: 1
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: Latin limbus 'border'
Sense: 2
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: LIMBER2


1 [singular, uncountable] a situation in which nothing happens or changes for a long period of time, and it is difficult to make decisions or know what to do, often because you are waiting for something else to happen first
be in limbo
I'm in limbo now until I know whether I've got the job.
limbo of
the limbo of his eight years in jail

the limbo

APD a West Indian dance in which the dancer leans backwards and goes under a stick that is lowered gradually

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