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English definition of “hangdog”

hangdog

adjective [before noun]     /ˈhæŋ.dɒɡ/ US  /-dɑːɡ/
(of an expression on a face) unhappy or ashamed, especially because of feeling guilty: a hangdog look/expressionAshamed and embarrassed
(Definition of hangdog adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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