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hangdog

adjective hang·dog \ ˈhaŋ-ˌdȯg \
|Updated on: 5 Jun 2018

Examples of hangdog in a Sentence

  1. He came home with a hangdog expression on his face.

  2. “Why do you look so hangdog today?” she asked

First Known Use of hangdog

1677

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hangdog

noun

Definition of hangdog

: a despicable or miserable person

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First Known Use of hangdog

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Definition of hangdog for English Language Learners

  • : sad or depressed



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