under-the-table

[ uhn-der-thuh-tey-buh l ]
/ ˈʌn dər ðəˈteɪ bəl /

adjective

transacted in secret or in an underhanded manner.

Nearby words

  1. under-,
  2. under-achiever,
  3. under-employed,
  4. under-employment,
  5. under-the-counter,
  6. underachieve,
  7. underachiever,
  8. underact,
  9. underactive,
  10. underage

Origin of under-the-table

First recorded in 1945–50

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