What does underdog mean?

Definitions for underdog
ˈʌn dərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒgun·der·dog

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underdog(noun)

    one at a disadvantage and expected to lose

Wiktionary

  1. underdog(Noun)

    A competitor thought unlikely to win.

    Etymology: From under + dog.

  2. underdog(Noun)

    Somebody at a disadvantage.

    Etymology: From under + dog.

  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.

    Etymology: From under + dog.

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underdog in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underdog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of underdog in a Sentence

  1. Dabo Swinney:

    We think that we've got a great team and I think that our guys have done a great job of embracing every role that we've been put in for the last seven years to be honest with you, it's not about being the favorite and being the underdog, it's about how you play the game, and our core values and the things that we believe in -- the things that we think help us win are the same in this game as they are all these other games.

  2. Rick Santorum:

    We're sort of the patron saint of underdog candidates for president. We were the most unlikely of candidates to win and were not in the race until the very end.

  3. Rob Gronkowski:

    We’re trying to go for the win, you’ve always heard so many stories where the underdog wins -- you just never know. Maybe my horse found a niche on how to get faster somewhere down the line in the last couple of weeks.

  4. Dave Christian:

    In sports in general, everyone roots for the underdog, which we certainly were an underdog, we were aware of the political situation in the world, but in a lot of respects for us it truly was a game, a great challenge.

  5. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.:

    I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.

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