overdog

noun

over·​dog ˈō-vər-ˌdȯg How to pronounce overdog (audio)
: one that is dominant or victorious

Examples of overdog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This team has cast off its familiar underdog mantle and embraced being the overdog. Jeré Longman, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2023 It’s always funny when a show about underdogs is … an overdog. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 19 Sep. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

over entry 3 + underdog

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overdog was in 1908

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“Overdog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdog. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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