noun, plural -lies, verb, -lied, -ly·ing, adjective, interjection
a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.
Archaic . a man hired to do violence.
Obsolete . a pimp; procurer.
Obsolete . good friend; good fellow.
Obsolete . sweetheart; darling.
–verb (used with object)
to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire.
to promote the progress or accomplishment of; facilitate.
a person who is expected to lose in a contest or conflict.
a victim of social or political injustice: The underdogs were beginning to organize their protests.