Definition of hangdog adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hangdog

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈhæŋdɒɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæŋdɔːɡ//
 
, NAmE//ˈhæŋdɑːɡ//
 
[only before noun] Unhappiness, Embarrassment, Facial expressions
 
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if a person has a hangdog look, they look sad or ashamed his hangdog expression See related entries: Unhappiness, Embarrassment, Facial expressions
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