un·​der·​served ˌən-dər-ˈsərvd How to pronounce underserved (audio)
: provided with inadequate service

Examples of underserved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To date, Magic and Cookie have given over $15 million to underserved Black and other communities of color, according to Variety. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023 There will be a focus on climate justice, too, with an emphasis on helping underserved communities, according to the White House. Ben Gittleson, ABC News, 20 Sep. 2023 Through their Magic Johnson foundation, the couple has given over $15 million to underserved Black and other communities of color across the country. Breanna Bell, Variety, 20 Sep. 2023 Brad Hatch, the chair of the tribe’s history, culture and education committee and a member of its tribal council, said federal recognition would open up opportunities to a historically underserved group devastated by colonialism. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2023 Currently about 6,000 homes in the county, or about 9%, are considered unserved or underserved, meaning internet service is unreliable, slow or unreasonably expensive. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 8 Sep. 2023 Heye’s journey with The Contingent is in some ways a model for the latest efforts from the Portland nonprofit, which is combining its current programs into a streamlined effort to help underserved Oregonians along their full career journey. oregonlive, 6 Sep. 2023 This funding has also supported diverse programs in partnership with advocacy groups aimed at promoting greater access in Hollywood for underserved communities. Paul Grein, Billboard, 18 Sep. 2023 The surprise vote, which came while the council was debating whether to spend $900,000 to renovate the park, has infuriated residents of District 4, the underserved west-side community that Cardenas now represents. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1710, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underserved was in 1710

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“Underserved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underserved. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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