underside

[uhn-der-sahyd]

noun

an under or lower side.

Nearby words

  1. undershirt,
  2. undershoot,
  3. undershorts,
  4. undershot,
  5. undershrub,
  6. undersign,
  7. undersigned,
  8. undersize,
  9. undersized,
  10. underskirt

Origin of underside

First recorded in 1670–80; under- + side1

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British Dictionary definitions for underside

underside

noun

the bottom or lower surface
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Word Origin and History for underside

underside

n.

c.1680, from under + side (n.). Cf. Dutch onderzijde, Danish underside, German unterseite.

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