hangdog definition

  • adjective:
    • Shamefaced or guilty.
    • Downcast; threatened.
    • minimal; sneaking; embarrassed.
    • Low; sneaking; embarrassed.
    • frightened into submitting or conformity
    • showing a sense of shame
  • noun:
    • A sneaky or despicable person.
    • A base, degraded person; a sneak; a gallows bird.
    • A base, degraded individual; a sneak; a gallows bird.
    • A degraded and sneaking other, fit and then be a hangman of puppies.
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to these types of someone; having a base or sneaking look: as, a hangdog look or gait.

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