Origin of disadvantaged
verb (used with object), dis·ad·van·taged, dis·ad·van·tag·ing.
Origin of disadvantage
Examples from the Web for disadvantaged
“No, the church has to be on the side of the most disadvantaged, of the poorest, of the helpless,” the padre tells us.
Meanwhile, we know that disadvantaged students of color end up being over-represented in the prison-industrial complex.How Charter Schools and Testing Regimes Have Helped Re-Segregate Our Schools|Sally Kohn|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He even suggested that these disadvantaged kids “sweep the floor of the cafeteria” as payment for their meals.
Bergoglio is unpretentious and an advocate for the disadvantaged.
The Republicans are disadvantaged because they won't make priorities.
Let us next see how the Allies were advantaged and disadvantaged by their position.A General Sketch of the European War|Hilaire Belloc
And my budget adopts a hopeful new approach to help the poor and the disadvantaged.
My budget adopts a hopeful new approach to help the poor and the disadvantaged.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush|George W. Bush
But our fundamental goals must be to reduce dependency and upgrade the dignity of those who are infirm or disadvantaged.
Therefore, I will propose a new program to encourage businesses to hire young and disadvantaged Americans.
1610s, past participle adjective from disadvantage (v.). Of races or classes deprived of opportunities for advancement, from 1902, a word popularized by sociologists. As a noun, shorthand for disadvantaged persons, it is attested by 1939.