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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hangdog  \Hang"dog`\,  n. 
  A  base,  degraded  person;  a  sneak;  a  gallows  bird. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hangdog  \Hang"dog`\,  a. 
  Low  sneaking;  ashamed. 
 
  The  poor  colonel  went  out  of  the  room  with  a  hangdog 
  look  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hangdog 
  adj  1:  showing  a  sense  of  guilt;  "a  guilty  look";  "the  hangdog  and 
  shamefaced  air  of  the  retreating  enemy"-  Eric 
  Linklater  [syn:  {guilty},  {shamefaced},  {shamed}] 
  2:  frightened  into  submission  or  compliance  [syn:  {browbeaten}, 
  {bullied},  {cowed},  {intimidated}] 




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