un·​der·​worked ˌən-dər-ˈwərkt How to pronounce underworked (audio)
: not having enough work to do : not asked or required to do much work or expend much effort
overpaid and underworked executives
In general show horses are not well conditioned animals. Most of them are overfed and underworked.Shirley Standring

Examples of underworked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The top administrators of all these institutions are overpaid and underworked. Mike Scott, Arkansas Online, 11 July 2023 The clamshell is a simple exercise, but the movement is an effective way to hit the often underworked gluteus medius. Jeff Tomko, Men's Health, 14 Mar. 2023 If the indentation remains, the dough is underworked. Minerva Orduño Rincón, The Arizona Republic, 6 June 2022 Yet, surprisingly in 2022, forearms remain one of the most underworked muscle groups. Jeff Tomko, Men's Health, 19 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underworked was in 1754

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“Underworked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underworked. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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