Definitions for underhandedˈʌn dərˈhæn dɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•der•hand•edˈʌn dərˈhæn dɪd(adj.)
Ref: underhand .
Origin of underhanded:
sneaky, underhand, underhanded(adj)
marked by deception
"achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
underhand, underhanded, underarm(adj)
with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
"an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
underhanded(adjective)ˈʌn dərˈhæn dɪd
using dishonesty and tricks
an underhanded scheme
Done by moving the hand (and arm) from below.
Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.
His underhanded trick backfired and he was disqualified.
Origin: under + handed
insufficiently provided with hands or workers; short-handed; sparsely populated