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underdog Line breaks: under|dog
Pronunciation: /ˈʌndədɒɡ/

Definition of underdog in English:


1A competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight or contest: we go into this game as the underdogs
More example sentences
  • In his lifetime, he became a symbol of courage to a deprived country, the underdog in all his fights and still coming out on top.
  • We are all on the same side, underdogs fighting against social and environmental oppression.
  • The underdogs in any fight usually prepare body and mind meticulously before stepping into the ring.
weaker party, victim, prey;
loser, scapegoat
informallittle fellow, little guy, fall guy, stooge
1.1A person who has little status in society: what is it like to be an underdog in America?
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  • Despite the instant attention they got in the UK, they enjoyed their underdog status in the US.
  • Moore didn't allow her political underdog status to stop her from throwing her hat into the campaign ring.
  • Maybe it's because he's an underdog living in an well-adjusted, mentally balanced society.

Words that rhyme with underdog

pettifog • pedagogue

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