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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.
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An Americanism dating back to 1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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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