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[uhn-der-mohst] /ˈʌn dərˌmoʊst/
adjective, adverb
lowest, as in position, status, or the like.
Origin of undermost
First recorded in 1545-55; under- + -most Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Both went forcibly to the ground, with Brenchfield undermost.

  • There was lettering, too, upon the undermost side when the man turned it over.

    Brother Copas

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • In these panels, the undermost is often introductoryto the one above, an illustration of it.

  • The yard happened to be undermost, and so I had a pretty good berth.

    For Treasure Bound Harry Collingwood
  • They struck the water together, Luke undermost, as he had intended.

    The Grey Lady Henry Seton Merriman
  • Sometimes Tom was undermost, sometimes Pete occupied that position.

    The Vast Abyss George Manville Fenn
  • What was undermost should be topmost, and what was topmost should be undermost!See there, now!

    A Christmas Greeting Hans Christian Andersen
  • He was undermost, and the hand at his throat had the grip of a steel glove.

    Clementina A.E.W. Mason
  • They went down, Scroope undermost, the leopard tearing at him.

    Allan and the Holy Flower H. Rider Haggard
  • The first roll would leave him undermost, but the dagger would still be out of Xavier's reach.

    The People Of The Mist H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for undermost


being the furthest under; lowest
in the lowest place
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