noun. ['ˈʌndɝlɪŋ'] an assistant subject to the authority or control of another.
- second banana
- bottom dog
- foot soldier
- second fiddle
- -ling (English)
- -ling (Middle English (1100-1500))
- under (English)
- under (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Rhymes with Underling
Sentences with underling
1. Verb, gerund or present participle
He’ll put himself first in all scenarios, often barging his underling out of the way to get through a door first, for example.
Bedrock also features as a major abiotic factor of wetlands, as the underling substrate’s chemistry directly affects the water and what kinds of species wetlands support.
3. Noun, singular or mass
A manager on one project can end up as an underling in another matrix if that suits his skills there.