Try Our Apps


What is the origin of "December"?


[uhn-der-doo] /ˌʌn dərˈdu/
verb (used with or without object), underdid, underdone, underdoing.
to do less or in a lesser fashion than is usual or requisite.
Origin of underdo
1605-15; under- + do1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for underdo
Historical Examples
  • A young fellow should be ambitious to shine in everything—and, of the two, always rather overdo than underdo.

  • It is distinctly unhealthful either to overdo or to underdo work, play, rest, or sleep.

    How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
  • A young fellow should be ambitious to shine in everything; and, of the two, rather overdo than underdo.

    A Letter Book George Saintsbury
  • The English overdo or underdo everything, and are either drunk or in despair.

    Winterslow William Hazlitt

Word of the Day

Word Value for underdo

Scrabble Words With Friends