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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal One that has a significant advantage: "a champion of the overdog who provides tax breaks for the rich while cutting social services for the poor” ( Leon Daniel).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. someone who is dominant or has a significant advantage in their field

Etymologies

over + (under)dog.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
over- +‎ dog (Wiktionary)

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