underdog Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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underdognoun

uk   /ˈʌn.də.dɒɡ/  us   /-dɚ.dɑːɡ/
the underdog [S] a ​person or ​group of ​people with less ​power, ​money, etc. than the ​rest of ​society: As a ​politician, her ​sympathy was always for the underdog in ​society. [C usually singular] in a ​competition, the ​person or ​teamconsidered to be the ​weakest and the least ​likely to ​win
(Definition of underdog from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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underdognoun [C]

 us   /ˈʌn·dərˌdɔɡ/
the ​weaker of two competitors, or anyone not ​expected to ​win a ​competition: He ​began the ​race for ​governor as the underdog.
(Definition of underdog from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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