verb (used with object), un·der·let, un·der·let·ting.

to let below the true value.
to sublet.

Origin of underlet

First recorded in 1670–80; under- + let1
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Examples from the Web for underlet

Historical Examples of underlet

  • And he may underlet for any less number of years than he himself holds; but he is himself liable to the landlord.

  • At one time he wanted me to join him in renting several houses, then building in the Rue Montholon, to underlet them afterwards.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete

    Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

British Dictionary definitions for underlet


verb -lets, -letting or -let (tr)

to let for a price lower than expected or justified
a less common word for sublet
Derived Formsunderletter, noun
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