What does hangdog mean?

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ˈhæŋˌdɔg, -ˌdɒghang·dog

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guilty, hangdog, shamefaced, shamedadjective

    showing a sense of guilt

    "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater

  2. hangdogadjective

    frightened into submission or compliance


  1. hangdognoun

    A base, degraded person; a sneak; a gallows bird.

  2. hangdogadjective

    Low; sneaking; ashamed.


  1. hangdog

    This glossary of climbing terms is a list of definitions of terms and jargon related to rock climbing and mountaineering. The specific terms used can vary considerably between different English-speaking countries; many of the phrases described here are particular to the United States and the United Kingdom.


  1. hangdog

    Hangdog refers to having a dejected, guilty, ashamed, or embarrassed appearance, often suggesting a lack of confidence or courage. The expression is typically used to describe someone's look or demeanor, particularly if they have been caught doing something wrong or are feeling inferior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hangdognoun

    a base, degraded person; a sneak; a gallows bird

  2. Hangdogadjective

    low; sneaking; ashamed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hangdog in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hangdog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hangdog in a Sentence

  1. P. G. Wodehouse:

    ...the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French.

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