A person who evaluates risk for an insurance company. Underwriters are typically underpaid, underappreciated, and have to endure a lot of corporate politics. Their job often involves having to rate policies and performing other unpopular tasks.
"You know, Bob, that person seems to have an ability to be cold, impersonal, and downright mean, all while towing the company line. I think he would be a good underwriter."
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