Antedatings in the Yale Book of Quotations -- 20: Underdog (Further Antedating)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 26 21:21:49 UTC 2006

underdog (OED 1887)

1859 David Barker in _Fayetteville_ (N.C.) _Observer_ 21 Apr. (19th
Century U.S. Newspapers)  THE UNDER DOG IN THE FIGHT. ... I shall always
go for the _weaker_ dog, For the under dog in the fight.

Fred Shapiro

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