from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of lesser rank or authority than another; a subordinate.
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- n. A subordinate, or person of lesser rank or authority.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inferior person or agent; a subordinate; a low-ranking employee.
- n. A mean, sorry fellow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is subordinate to another, especially in some mean or servile capacity; hence, a mean, sorry fellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
In one scene, her new underling is caught snickering at the process of choosing a belt for a dress.
A record-label underling is charged with making sure a down-and-out rock star makes it to his comeback anniversary concert in L.A. Backstory: Russell Brand reprises the loutish rocker character he played in the 2008 comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."
Alfred Hyslop, as Mellinger, eye-pops and mugs for the camera, veering dangerously close to Carry On territory, while Paul Ravich, the actor playing Booth, Mellinger’s main underling, comes to resemble the spaced-out astro-hippies in John Carpenter’s Dark Star.
The establishment of a social system in which a section of the population is defined as the underling and another as the master is itself an act of violence - an act of violence which can only acquire permanence by the continuing use of violence.
The Andy Gray video that came out yesterday is clearcut bullying and harassment of an underling, which is a sackable offence.
Once Patty realized that Ellen had regrets, Patty knew that her underling was a loose cannon.
The term "underling" is at best antiquated and at worst a cheap swipe at the intelligence of the officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Forces; the term "subordinate" describes their position in a lawful hierarchy without such implications.
Ms. Stanley's complaint, echoed by several other people quoted in her article, is that for a mere "underling" to write a tell-all memoir is unacceptably uppity.
37D: Looie's underling (sarge) - "underling" is one of the ugliest words in the English language.
TOKYO—Japan announced a 15.2 billion yen $185.7 million plan Friday to cut its reliance on imports of key Chinese rare earth metals by roughly a third, underling the government's efforts to protect its manufacturers from potential supply restrictions by Beijing.