Synonyms for under-dog

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Antonyms for under-dog

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I see myself a singer of simple songs, a laureate of the under-dog.

For, said he, it is a trait of human nature to side with the under-dog.

The alternative of the under-dog is to get intelligence and power, or stay put.

Now Bob loved the under-dog and was naturally kind and sympathetic.

He was an under-dog and she had always been romantically sorry for under-dogs.

It was not Minga's way to vibrate to the sorrow of the under-dog.

That's what makes me kind o' stand in with 'em—same as ef they wuz the under-dog.

He has in his early days felt the whip-hand too often not to sympathise with the feelings of the under-dog.

The under-dog deserves our sympathy, the upper-dog must be a better dog or he couldn't have put the other dog down.

His respectable friends never won him away from his insatiable interest in the under-dog.

WORD ORIGIN

"the beaten dog in a fight," 1887, from under + dog (n.). Cf. top dog "dominant person in a situation or hierarchy."

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