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hound dog

Chiefly Southern U.S. Dialect. hound1 (def 1).
(initial capital letter) Military. a jet-propelled air-to-ground missile designed to be launched from B-52 aircraft and having nuclear capability.
Origin of hound dog
1640-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The hound-dog came up and sat down to kick a patch of flea-invaded territory which lay behind his left ear.

    Ralestone Luck Andre Norton
  • Between us sat the hound-dog, a prey to melancholy unutterable.

    In Search of the Unknown Robert W. Chambers
  • A hound-dog stuck his wistful face into the door, seeking an invitation to enter.

    The Ten-foot Chain Achmed Abdullah
Slang definitions & phrases for hound-dog

hound dog

noun phrase

A contemptible man, esp a womanchaser

[1940s+;aSouthernismpopularizedbyanElvis Presley song lyric: ''Ain't nothin' but a hound dog'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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