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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. Darren Clarke:

    Maybe from the European point of view, we're perceived as the underdogs, we have been sometimes in the past, but there shouldn't really be an underdog tag, the teams are so equally matched.

  2. John Kasich:

    If the governor does eventually plunge into the race, one thing seems guaranteed : He would be, by a large margin, the Republican field's most provocative voice. No, he likely would n’t win, and he might well get the snot kicked out of him. But more than any other underdog flirting with 2016, John Kasich — defiant, outspoken, critical of conservatism from within — could upend the tenor of the primary season. [ Calendar of a candidate - Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be making stops in South Carolina and New Hampshire at the end of the month. Columbus [ Ohio ] Dispatch :.

  3. Rick Santorum:

    It was a great campaign last time, we were clearly the underdog, and we're starting out looking at this race and we'd be in the same position so we're very comfortable there.

  4. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum:

    It was a great campaign last time. We were clearly the underdog and we are starting out as looking at this race and we would be in the same position and so we are very comfortable there.

  5. Rickie Fowler:

    We'll take the underdog spot but — when that day comes, basically it's a toss-up on who's got the hot putter, and could be just a battle throughout the day, we're going to go tee it up and try and beat up on each other as bad as possible but have some fun.

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