Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

undersized

[uhn-der-sahyzd]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. smaller than the usual or normal size.
Show More

Origin of undersized

First recorded in 1650–60; under- + size1 + -ed3
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for undersized

Historical Examples

  • Most of them were undersized, some tough, some rather sickly.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • Rollit will follow in the interests of undersized flat-fish.

  • He had a most amiable feeling towards it, were it ever so frowsy and undersized and sallow.

    Mary Gray

    Katharine Tynan

  • In the language of the country they meant runty, mean-figured, undersized.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • He was an undersized child with a pinched, intelligent face.


British Dictionary definitions for undersized

undersized

adjective
  1. of less than usual size
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