un·​der·​sized | \ ˌən-dər-ˈsīzd How to pronounce undersized (audio) \
variants: or less commonly undersize \ ˌən-​dər-​ˈsīz How to pronounce undersize (audio) \

Definition of undersized

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

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Examples of undersized in a Sentence

He is undersized for a basketball player. though a football all-star in high school, he was just a mediocre, undersized player at the college level
Recent Examples on the Web Bartlett owned the line of scrimmage and was able to pound the ball down the throats of the Mustangs' undersized defense. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, "In-sync Timberlake and punishing ground game carry Golden Bears past Chugiak," 10 Oct. 2020 The step up to the NFL never seemed to trouble Donald, especially for a player who many considered undersized for his position. Calum Trenaman And Coy Wire, CNN, "Aaron Donald: How 'lazy, chunky kid' became NFL superstar," 3 Oct. 2020 Despite being a bit undersized, quarterback Jasiah Mata handled the signal-calling duties very well. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "San Jacinto Intermediate's 8B football team blanks Victory Lakes," 7 Oct. 2020 There was Hanley, the journeyman and undersized defenseman who’s bounced around professionally since leaving college in 2014. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Stars' Game 1 victory proves, the Stanley Cup Final can make heroes out of anyone," 20 Sep. 2020 Unless, the Cavs find a more suitable option to run the offense, Garland is locked into the starting point guard position -- even if the undersized Garland-Sexton backcourt appears problematic on the defensive end. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Will Kevin Porter Jr. be a starter for Cleveland Cavaliers this coming season? Hey, Chris!," 21 Sep. 2020 When healthy, Crawford is a capable, albeit undersized, three-technique who doesn’t have a lot of flash but plays with a lot of substance. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: Looking for Gerald McCoy’s replacement on Cowboys’ roster, in free agency and the trade market," 19 Aug. 2020 Rattler was still undersized at the time, but the skill was very evident. Ryan Aber, The Arizona Republic, "Spencer Rattler era as Oklahoma Sooners quarterback begins four years after his commitment," 4 Sep. 2020 No matter how good the guards are, the Rockets' undersized frontcourt will have to figure out a way to deal with James and Davis, who will have to adjust after playing a Portland team that started two big men together. Brian Mahoney, Star Tribune, "Lakers brace for Harden, Westbrook and small-ball Rockets," 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of undersized

1706, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undersized was in 1706

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23 Oct 2020

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“Undersized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undersized. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of undersized

: smaller than the usual size

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