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un·der·dog

underdog

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn dr dawg
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person or team that is expected to lose a contest in sports or politics.
We cheered for the underdogs because they were from our hometown.
 
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The word underdog contains the following part:
under- Old English prefix that means below, not enough
synonyms:
sub-, hyp-, hypo-