underhanded

[ uhn-der-han-did ]
/ ˈʌn dərˈhæn dɪd /

adjective

short-handed: By the time of the Navy game, Army usually finds itself underhanded.

Nearby words

  1. undergrown,
  2. undergrowth,
  3. underhair,
  4. underhand,
  5. underhand chop,
  6. underhoused,
  7. underhung,
  8. underinsurance,
  9. underinsure,
  10. underinsured

Origin of underhanded

First recorded in 1800–10; under- + handed

Related formsun·der·hand·ed·ly, adverbun·der·hand·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for underhanded

underhanded

/ (ˌʌndəˈhændɪd) /

adjective

another word for underhand, short-handed
Derived Formsunderhandedly, adverbunderhandedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for underhanded

underhanded

adj.

in reference to a throw, etc., c.1822, from underhand. As "in secret," from 1825; as "with too few people," from 1834.

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