n.1.Something that is inferior and of little worth.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Updike caught the wind of his class, particularly with a nose so sensitive to a whiff of underthing. He piled malodorous offerings beside the mirror of its narcissism: rampant consumer hysterics in Rabbit Is Rich; a touch of dirtied-up Dennis Wheatley in The Witches of Eastwick (having feminism both ways); faddishness about God and home computers in Roger's Version.