Definition of underhand adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈhænd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈhænd//
(less frequent underhanded
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈhændɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈhændɪd//
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secret and dishonest I would never have expected her to behave in such an underhand way. I promise you there’s nothing underhand about this agreement. Word OriginOld English in the sense ‘in or into subjection, under control’ (see under-, hand).