dark horse noun
: a person (such as a politician), animal, or thing that competes in a race or other contest and is not expected to win
: a person who has interesting qualities or abilities that most people do not know about
a : a usually little known contender (as a racehorse) that makes an unexpectedly good showing
b : an entrant in a contest that is judged unlikely to succeed
: a political candidate unexpectedly nominated usually as a compromise between factions
Examples of DARK HORSE
- The Democrat from Utah has gone from being a dark horse to the front-runner in the campaign for President.
- The movie is a dark horse for the award.
- He is a dark horse, but I did find out that he once played football professionally.
First Known Use of DARK HORSE
Rhymes with DARK HORSE
, crash course
, dawn horse
, dead horse
, dray horse
, golf course
, gut course
, high horse
, iron horse
, of course
, Old Norse
, sea horse
, trial horse
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