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un·der·dog

 (ŭn′dər-dôg′, -dŏg′)
n.
1. One that is expected to lose a contest or struggle, as in sports or politics.
2. One that is at a disadvantage.
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underdog

(ˈʌndəˌdɒɡ)
n
1. the competitor least likely to win a fight or contest
2. a person in adversity or in a position of inferiority
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un•der•dog

(ˈʌn dərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

n.
1. a person who is expected to lose in a contest.
2. a victim of social or political injustice.
[1875]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underdog - one at a disadvantage and expected to loseunderdog - one at a disadvantage and expected to lose
nonstarter, unsuccessful person, loser, failure - a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
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underdog

noun weaker party, victim, loser, little fellow (informal), outsider, fall guy (informal) Most of the crowd were cheering for the underdog to win.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

underdog

noun
A person living under very unhappy circumstances:
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Translations
الخاسِر، الأضْعَف، المُضْطَهَد
slabší
den svagere part
perdantsous-chien
elnyomott: az elnyomottak
lítilmagni
nelaimėlis
neveiksminiekszaudētājs
slabší
ezilen/yenilmesi beklenen kimse

underdog

[ˈʌndədɒg] N the underdog
1. (in game, fight) → el/la más débil
2. (economically, socially) → el/la desvalido/a, el/la desamparado/a
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

underdog

[ˈʌndərdɒg] n
(= player, competitor, team) → outsider m
the underdog (in society)les opprimés mpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

underdog

[ˈʌndəˌdɒg] n the underdog (in fight, contest) → il/la più debole; (in society) → l'oppresso/a; (in family, organization) → l'ultima ruota del carro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

underdog

(ˈandədog) noun
a weak person who is dominated by someone else, or who is the loser in a struggle. He always likes to help the underdog.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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It's one of those things, I want to go in to the ring on Saturday night being a massive underdog and when I get my hand raised I want a few pats on the back to say well done.
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Bellamy says his opponents push for the underdog title every year, and his side will not be dropping its guard for a minute.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis is revelling in the club's FA Cup underdogs tag, but insists Sunday's tie at Chelsea will be treated like any other match, even though it is their first quarter-final for 38 years.
Rantzen said: "I have long championed the underdog and I'm very pleased to have been asked to champion the underdog vegetable.
The dictionary definition of underdog is someone at a disadvantage and expected to lose a contest or struggle.
In the end, the road got the better of us and the underdog did not prevail, not without giving up a fight, though.