underdog

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noun un·der·dog \ˈən-dər-ˌdȯg\

Definition of underdog

  1. 1 :  a loser or predicted loser in a struggle or contest

  2. 2 :  a victim of injustice or persecution

Examples of underdog in a sentence

  1. I always root for the underdog instead of the favorite.

  2. As a lawyer, she consistently represented the underdog.

1859

First Known Use of underdog

1859


UNDERDOG Defined for English Language Learners

underdog

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noun un·der·dog \ˈən-dər-ˌdȯg\

Definition of underdog for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


UNDERDOG Defined for Kids

underdog

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noun un·der·dog \ˈən-dər-ˌdȯg\

Definition of underdog for Students

  1. :  a person or team thought to have little chance of winning (as an election or a game)



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