plural undermen

Definition of underman

1 : a man who is subordinate to, inferior to, or in some way disadvantageously placed with respect to others unreasoning revolt of the underman— A. E. Wiggam
2 : a member of an acrobatic team who supports the others in his act

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under entry 3 + man

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“Underman.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underman. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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