: not prominent, widely noticed, or well-known
… the contemporary below-the-radar hip-hop scene in South-central Los Angeles.Publishers Weekly, 3 Apr. 2000
Gershon plays the leader of a below-the-radar girl group …Diane Vadino, Spin, November 2003
The Internet has created an almost limitless battlefield for below-the-radar attacks.Michael Isikoff et al., Newsweek, 21 Jan. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of below-the-radar was in 1992

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“Below-the-radar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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