Complete Definition of "underdog"

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English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-underdog.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
From under + dog.

Noun
en-noun

  1. 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!

  1. Somebody at a disadvantage.
  2. 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.

Antonyms
favourite, favorite
sure bet
safe bet
top dog

Translations
trans-top|competitor thought unlikely to win
Dutch: underdog m
Finnish: altavastaaja
trans-mid
Spanish: tapado m (Argentina)
trans-bottom

trans-top|somebody at a disadvantage
Finnish: heikompi (osapuoli)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

See also
also-ran

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