Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

underplot

[uhn-der-plot]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a plot subordinate to another plot, as in a novel.
Show More

Origin of underplot

First recorded in 1660–70; under- + plot
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for underplot

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for underplot

underplot

noun
  1. a subsidiary plot in a literary or dramatic work
  2. an undercover plot
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012