underdealing

dealing

[dee-ling]
noun
1.
Usually, dealings. relations; business: frequent dealings; commercial dealings.
2.
conduct in relations to others; treatment: honest dealing.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English deling. See deal1, -ing1

predealing, noun
underdealing, noun
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deal
from O.E. dæl "part, share, quantity," and its verbal derivative dælan "to divide," from P.Gmc. *dailaz; also found in Balto-Slavic (cf. O.C.S. delu "part," Lith. dalis). Meaning "to distribute cards before a game" is from 1520s; business sense is 1837, originally slang. Meaning "an amount"
is from 1560s. New Deal is from F.D. Roosevelt speech of July 1932. Big deal is 1928; ironic use first recorded 1951 in "Catcher in the Rye." To deal with "handle" is attested from mid-15c. Deal breaker is attested by 1975.

deal
"plank or board of pine," c.1400, from Low Ger. (cf. M.L.G. dele), from P.Gmc. *theljon. An O.E. derivative was þelu "hewn wood, board, flooring."
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