Definitions for underdogˈʌn dərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg
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one at a disadvantage and expected to lose
A competitor thought unlikely to win.
Somebody at a disadvantage.
A high swing wherein the person pushing the swing runs beneath the swing while the person being pushed is at the forward limit of the arc.
Origin: From under + dog.
Underdog is an American animated television series that debuted October 3, 1964, on the NBC network under the primary sponsorship of General Mills, and continued in syndication until 1973, for a run of 124 episodes. Underdog, Shoeshine Boy's heroic alter-ego, appeared whenever love interest Sweet Polly Purebred was being victimized by such villains as Simon Bar Sinister or Riff Raff. Underdog nearly always speaks in rhyme, as in, "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!" His voice was supplied by Wally Cox.
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The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.
I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
The only way I've ever run is as an underdog, we're working hard to earn the votes of every man and woman here in Iowa.
It's the story of the underdog, that you root for the girl who has nothing but deserves so much more because she's so good and kind.
It's thrilling, there's always an underdog story, the little guy trying to punch above their weight story, and I think people will get behind it.
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