Underdog definition

ŭndər-dôg, -dŏg
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One that is at a disadvantage.
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A competitor thought unlikely to win.
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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.
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One that is expected to lose a contest or struggle, as in sports or politics.
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A person who is handicapped or at a disadvantage because of injustice, discrimination, etc.
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The underdog is the person or persons who are not favored to win or be selected.

The slow runner who everyone believes is going to lose the race is an example of the underdog.

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Somebody at a disadvantage.
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A person or group that is losing, or is expected to lose, in a contest or struggle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
underdog
Plural:
underdogs

Origin of underdog