Simple Definition of underdog
: a person, team, etc., that is expected to lose a contest or battle
: a less powerful person or thing that struggles against a more powerful person or thing (such as a corporation)
Full Definition of underdog
1 : a loser or predicted loser in a struggle or contest
2 : a victim of injustice or persecution
Examples of underdog in a sentence
I always root for the underdog instead of the favorite.
As a lawyer, she consistently represented the underdog.
First Known Use of underdog
Rhymes with underdog
analog, analogue, apologue, attack dog, catalog, chili dog, decalogue, dialogue, dog-eat-dog, duologue, epilogue, hearing dog, homologue, leopard frog, monologue, mummichog, overdog, police dog, pollywog, prairie dog, running dog, shaggy-dog, sinologue, theologue, Tagalog, travelogue, water dog, waterlog, working dog, yellow-dog
UNDERDOG Defined for Kids
Definition of underdog for Students
: a person or team thought to have little chance of winning (as an election or a game)
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