Meaning of “rank outsider” in the English Dictionary

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"rank outsider" in British English

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rank outsidernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈræŋk aʊtˌsaɪ.dər/ us /ˈræŋk aʊtˌsaɪ.dɚ/

someone who is not expected to win a race or competition:

He came from nowhere, this rank outsider, to beat a field of top-class athletes.

(Definition of “rank outsider” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)