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Underground - what is it? The meaning of a word, definition, origin, translation

Underground

The underdog (emphasis on "o") is, in a broad sense, the weaker of the two rivals of the duel, the "second number". In general, the word is funny: Under in English it means "below, under," and Dog is just a "dog". So it turns out that the underdog is such a "podobachnik"? Or a "dog of lower rank"? Antonym to the word "underdog" is the word "favorite", much more familiar to the Russian ear. Moreover, electronic dictionaries still emphasize the word "underdog" with a red line as a mistake and offer instead the famous storyteller Anderson. In sports, sometimes it happens that the underdog defeats the favorite, but for this we love them: both sport and daring underdogs. By the way, Vladimir Vysotsky's song "The Sentimental Boxer" was written on behalf of the obvious underdog, who eventually "raised his hand".




Underdog is on the lists: Slang , Sports


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