underdone

[uhn-der-duhn]
See more synonyms for underdone on Thesaurus.com

Origin of underdone

First recorded in 1675–85; under- + done

underdo

[uhn-der-doo]
verb (used with or without object), un·der·did, un·der·done, un·der·do·ing.
  1. to do less or in a lesser fashion than is usual or requisite.

Origin of underdo

First recorded in 1605–15; under- + do1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for underdone

bloody, rare, raw, undone, uncooked

Examples from the Web for underdone

Historical Examples of underdone


British Dictionary definitions for underdone

underdone

adjective
  1. insufficiently or lightly cooked
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

Word Origin and History for underdone
adj.

1680s, in reference to cooked meat, from under + done.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper