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underground +‎ -er


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌʌn.dəˈɡɹaʊn.də/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌʌn.dɚˈɡɹaʊn.dɚ/
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  • Hyphenation: un‧der‧ground‧er
  • Rhymes: -aʊndə(ɹ)


undergrounder (plural undergrounders)

  1. An underground publication or movie.
    • 1957, Manny Farber, "Underground Films", in Robert Walsh (ed.) Negative Space: Manny Farber on the movies (1998), p. 27,
      The excess that is so noticeable in Stevens's brawl is absent in the least serious undergrounder, []
    • 1985, Abe Peck, Uncovering the Sixties: The Life and Times of the Underground Press, p. 51,
      Street people, day-trippers, and tourists pushed the paper's circulation to 117,000, the largest any community undergrounder would reach.
  2. One who is part of a secret or underground society or subculture.
    • 1985, Robert Vincent Daniels, chapter 7, in Russia: The Roots of Confrontation, →ISBN, page 167:
      His tactics appealed to the type of Old Bolshevik undergrounder who had little patience with theoretical hairsplitting and who looked to a firm authority to take the lead in practical work.