From under + dog.
- A competitor thought unlikely to win.
#* 2004: The New Yorker, 30 August 2004, p.40
#*: In Athens, the Americans are underdogs to the Chinese and the Canadians italbrac|the Canadians!
- Somebody at a disadvantage.
- A high swing wherein the person pushing the swing runs beneath the swing while the person being pushed is at the forward limit of the arc.
trans-top|competitor thought unlikely to win
Dutch: underdog m
Spanish: tapado m (Argentina)
trans-top|somebody at a disadvantage
Finnish: heikompi (osapuoli)