hang-dog

hang-dog
I. n.
Mean, base, or scurvy fellow, blackguard, bezonian.
II. a.
Sneaking, base, low, blackguard, villanous, scurvy.

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  • hang-dog — (adj.) also hangdog, 1670s, befitting a hang dog, a despicable, degraded fellow, so called either from notion of being fit only to hang a dog (Cf. cutthroat) or of being a low person (i.e. dog) fit only for hanging. As a noun from 1680s …   Etymology dictionary

  • hang|dog — «HANG DG, DOG», adjective, noun. –adj. ashamed or sneaking; degraded: »the hangdog look of a boy caught stealing. –n. a degraded fellow fit only to hang dogs or to be hanged like a dog …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang dog — noun To hang on the rope after falling off a climb. Syn: gallows bird, wag halter …   Wiktionary

  • hang-dog — see hangdog …   English dictionary

  • hang·dog — …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang-dog — …   Useful english dictionary

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