Antedatings in the Yale Book of Quotations -- 20: Underdog

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 26 21:15:25 UTC 2006

underdog (OED 1887)

1859 David Barker in _Zion's Herald and Wesleyan Journal_ 22 June 100
(American Periodical Series)  THE UNDER DOG IN THE FIGHT. ... I shall
always go for the weaker dog, For the under dog in the fight.

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