- browbeaten; defeated; intimidated; abject: He always went about with a hangdog look.
- shamefaced; guilty: He sneaked out of the room with a hangdog expression.
- suitable to a degraded or contemptible person; sneaky; furtive.
- Archaic. a degraded, contemptible person.
- downcast, furtive, or guilty in appearance or manner
- a furtive or sneaky person