Pronunciation: (hang'dôg", -dog"), [key]
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.
Archaic.a degraded, contemptible person.
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