Definitions for underdogˈʌn dərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•dogˈʌn dərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg(n.)

  1. a person who is expected to lose in a contest.

  2. a victim of social or political injustice.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underdog(noun)

    one at a disadvantage and expected to lose


  1. underdog(Noun)

    A competitor thought unlikely to win.

  2. underdog(Noun)

    Somebody at a disadvantage.

  3. underdog(Noun)

    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.

  4. Origin: From under + dog.


  1. Underdog

    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.

Anagrams of underdog

  1. grounded

Translations for underdog

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a weak person who is dominated by someone else, or who is the loser in a struggle

He always likes to help the underdog.

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