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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An assistant subject to the authority or control of another. An insulting word for someone who has a low rank - often used humorously.

Usage examples (36)
  • Not good in any business to sack the CEO but keep him on the board with one of his former underlings as boss.
  • Once Patty realized that Ellen had regrets, Patty knew that her underling was a loose cannon.
  • The Andy Gray video that came out yesterday is clearcut bullying and harassment of an underling, which is a sackable offence.
  • 37D: Looie's underling (sarge) - "underling" is one of the ugliest words in the English language. for more
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