overdog

noun
over·​dog | \ ˈō-vər-ˌdȯg How to pronounce overdog (audio) \

Definition of overdog

: one that is dominant or victorious

Examples of overdog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s always funny when a show about underdogs is … an overdog. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 19 Sep. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'overdog.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of overdog

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for overdog

over entry 3 + underdog

Learn More About overdog

Time Traveler for overdog

Time Traveler

The first known use of overdog was in 1908

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near overdog

overdocument

overdog

overdominance

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for overdog

Cite this Entry

“Overdog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdog. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on overdog

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for overdog

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!