un·​der·​served | \ ˌən-dər-ˈsərvd How to pronounce underserved (audio) \

Definition of underserved

: provided with inadequate service

Examples of underserved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sarah covers Milwaukee’s underserved communities, focusing on Southeast Asian and Native American communities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2021 Report for America, based loosely on Teach for America, puts young journalists in underserved communities to shore up the staffs of existing news organizations. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 These islands are found largely in underserved communities, which often bear the brunt of extreme-heat events. James Ross Gardner, The New Yorker, 29 Nov. 2021 The son followed a close parallel to his father over the course of his life: serving in the military, joining him in the medical field, choosing to practice in underserved communities in Cincinnati, and both practicing for just about 50 years. Leyla Shokoohe, The Enquirer, 28 Nov. 2021 Supporting families: Providing wraparound support to families in underserved Indianapolis communities, such as basic needs assistance and/or connecting families to additional community resources. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Nov. 2021 Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris announced Monday that the administration is investing $1.5 billion from the coronavirus aid package to address the health care worker shortage in underserved communities. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 23 Nov. 2021 Vice President Kamala Harris announced Monday that the Biden administration is investing $1.5 billion from the coronavirus aid package to address the health care worker shortage in underserved communities. Alexandra Jaffe, ajc, 22 Nov. 2021 Airbnb will make a one-time donation to PRoTechos, a local nonprofit organization that rebuilds roofs in underserved Puerto Rican communities that are in need of infrastructure work following natural disasters such as hurricanes Irma and Maria. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of underserved

1710, in the meaning defined above

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“Underserved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underserved. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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