hangdog

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hangdog \Hang"dog'\ (-d[o^]g'), noun A base, degraded person; a sneak; a gallows bird.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hangdog \Hang"dog'\, adjective Low; sneaking; ashamed.

The poor colonel went out of the room with a hangdog look. --Thackeray.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hangdog

adjective

1: showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater [syn: {guilty}, {hangdog}, {shamefaced}, {shamed}]

2: frightened into submission or compliance


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