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A competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning; a long shot; a dark horse.

Johnny was an outsider at this years karate tournament, but he still managed to win second place out of sheer determination.

Additional definitions for 'outsider':

outsiderA newcomer with little or no experience in an organization or community.
outsiderOne who is not part of a community or organization.
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