underdog
noun Date: 1887 1. a loser or predicted loser in a struggle or contest 2. a victim of injustice or persecution

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  • Underdog — may refer to: * Underdog (competition), a participant in a fight, conflict, or game who is not expected to winTelevision and film* Underdog (TV series), an American animated television show *Underdog (film), (2007) a live action film based on the …   Wikipedia

  • Underdog — Underdog,der:⇨Unterprivilegierte …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • underdog — (n.) the beaten dog in a fight, 1887, from UNDER (Cf. under) + DOG (Cf. dog) (n.). Cf. top dog dominant person in a situation or hierarchy …   Etymology dictionary

  • underdog — [n] unlikely winner in a contest or struggle bottom dog, dark horse, longshot, out of towner; concepts 366,423 Ant. favorite …   New thesaurus

  • underdog — ► NOUN ▪ a competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight or contest …   English terms dictionary

  • underdog — ☆ underdog [un′dər dôg΄ ] n. 1. Rare the dog that is losing in a dogfight 2. a person or group that is losing, or is expected to lose, in a contest or struggle 3. a person who is handicapped or at a disadvantage because of injustice,… …   English World dictionary

  • Underdog — El término underdog se usa en el mundo angloparlante, especialmente en contextos políticos o deportivos para definir a un candidato en competición que tiene pocas posibilidades de ganar un partido, con una cuota muy alta.[1] El equipo que parte… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Underdog — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Underdog », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Underdog est un mot anglais employé pour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Underdog — Ein Underdog ist: in der Soziologie eine am unteren Rand der Gesellschaft stehende Person, siehe Underdog (Soziologie) im Sport ein extremer Außenseiter, siehe Außenseiter#Sport ein Superheld in einer Fernsehserie, siehe Underdog (Fernsehserie)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Underdog — Un|der|dog 〈[ʌ̣n ] m. 6; umg.〉 Unterprivilegierter, z. B. Asozialer [engl. amerikan., eigtl. „Benachteiligter, Zukurzgekommener“] * * * Un|der|dog [ andɐdɔg], der; s s [engl. underdog, aus: under = unter u. dog = Hund] (bildungsspr.): [sozial]… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • underdog — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)dɒg, AM dɔːg[/t]] underdogs N COUNT: usu the N The underdog in a competition or situation is the person who seems least likely to succeed or win. Most of the crowd were cheering for the underdog to win just this one time. ...Webb, the …   English dictionary

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