Visit the forum if you have a language query!

dark horse

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
Thomas F. Kennedy
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Etymology

Originally an allusion to an unknown horse winning a race, as used in an 1831 novel The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli.

Noun

Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Singular
dark horse

Plural
{{{1}}}

dark horse ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A candidate who is nominated unexpectedly, without previously having been discussed or considered as a likely choice.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An unexpected success.
    Everyone was expecting the red team to win, but the greens were the dark horse in the event.

Translations

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE