- (of food) not thoroughly cooked; not cooked enough.
- Chiefly British. (of meat) rare.
Origin of underdone
- to do less or in a lesser fashion than is usual or requisite.
Origin of underdo
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Examples from the Web for underdone
If it isn't done, don't keep them waiting, but let them have it underdone.Chatterbox, 1905.
They might say of her, on the contrary, that she is underdone.
She had not forgiven Paul for the episode of the underdone mutton.Happy House
Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
Underdone pork, shoat, or pig, is both unpalatable and unwholesome.Housekeeping in Old Virginia
Marion Cabell Tyree
If underdone, and left greenish or whitish, they have a raw bitter taste.Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book
- insufficiently or lightly cooked
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Word Origin and History for underdone
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