- 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.
Etymology: From under + dog.
- Dutch: underdog
- Spanish: tapado (Argentina)
(trans-top, somebody at a disadvantage)
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