The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of dark horse

dark horse

  • usually "dark horse candidate." A candidate in a political race who is unknown but rises to prominence.

    Last edited on Aug 11 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

None found.

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'dark':

Definitions include: really good.
Definitions include: when people go to being nice to rude
Definitions include: uninformed, ignorant.
Definitions include: a very early time in the morning.
Definitions include: very early in the day.
Definitions include: a very late - or very early - time of the day.
Definitions include: a very early time in the morning.
Definitions include: a very late - or very early - time of the day.

Other terms relating to 'horse':

Definitions include: to bring up a subject that was resolved (or should have been resolved) long ago.
Definitions include: a cramp of the leg.
Definitions include: when eating, to often eat a lot.
Definitions include: to continue trying something that one has had difficulty with in the past.
Definitions include: a position of arrogance.
Definitions include: to make one's future success dependent on something.
Definitions include: to wait patiently.
Definitions include: heroin.
Definitions include: to play around.
Definitions include: a formulaic "western" (that is - a story about the American West.)
Definitions include: idiot; "jackass".
Definitions include: nonsense
Definitions include: horse's ass.
Definitions include: to have a large penis.
Definitions include: to judge a gift harshly.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(5)  
No longer use it(1)  
Heard it but never used it(9)  
Have never heard it(5)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 10 votes: 13%  (See the most vulgar words.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.


Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/dark-horse">dark horse</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/dark-horse dark horse]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.