Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Acting or done in a deceptive, secret, or sly manner; dishonest and sneaky. synonym: secret.
  • adjective Underhand.
  • adverb In a sly and secret way.
  • adverb With an underhand movement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Underhand.
  • Not having an adequate supply of hands; short-handed; sparsely peopled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Underhand; clandestine.
  • adjective Insufficiently provided with hands or workers; short-handed; sparsely populated; obsolete in this sense, short-handed or understaffed being the preferrred term.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Done by moving the hand (and arm) from below.
  • adjective Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
  • adjective marked by deception

Etymologies

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under + handed

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