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DARK HORSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dark horse mean? 

DARK HORSE (noun)
  The noun DARK HORSE has 2 senses:

1. a political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly
2. a racehorse about which little is known

  Familiarity information: DARK HORSE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DARK HORSE (noun)


Sense 1dark horse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("dark horse" is a kind of...):

campaigner; candidate; nominee (a politician who is running for public office)


Sense 2dark horse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A racehorse about which little is known

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("dark horse" is a kind of...):

bangtail; race horse; racehorse (a horse bred for racing)


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