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Meaning of hangdog

hang•dog

Pronunciation: (hang'dôg", -dog"), [key]
— adj.
  1. browbeaten; defeated; intimidated; abject: He always went about with a hangdog look.
  2. shamefaced; guilty: He sneaked out of the room with a hangdog expression.
  3. suitable to a degraded or contemptible person; sneaky; furtive.
—n.
  1. a degraded, contemptible person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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