- a mythical watchdog of hell.
- a fiendish person.
Origin of hellhound
Related Words for hellhoundruffian, villain, hoodlum, felon, thug, varlet, delinquent, culprit, rascal, wretch, wrongdoer, convict, scoundrel, evildoer, outcast, rogue, prisoner, outlaw, rowdy, scamp
Examples from the Web for hellhound
Historical Examples of hellhound
Is this your discipline, when you should be as silent as cats in a kitchen, hellhound!Horse-Shoe Robinson
John Pendleton Kennedy
A thrilling struggle ensued between Merton and the hellhound of justice.Merton of the Movies
Harry Leon Wilson
The Leipsic hellhound thus consigned to Belzebub was, of course, Peters.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3)
Alexander Wheelock Thayer
What mysterious enemy pursued him, or rather pursued the monarchy like a hellhound?The Hero of the People
Barricading serves not: fly fast, ye Bodyguards; rabid Insurrection, like the hellhound Chase, uproaring at your heels!The French Revolution
- a hound of hell
- a fiend