undersized

adjective un·der·sized \ ˌən-dər-ˈsīzd \
variants: or less commonly undersize play \ˌən-dər-ˈsīz\
Updated on: 9 Feb 2018

Definition of undersized

: of a size less than is common, proper, normal, or average
  • undersized trout

Examples of undersized in a Sentence

  1. He is undersized for a basketball player.

  2. though a football all-star in high school, he was just a mediocre, undersized player at the college level

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First Known Use of undersized

1706


UNDERSIZED Defined for English Language Learners

undersized

adjective

Definition of undersized for English Language Learners

  • : smaller than the usual size



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