hellhound

[ hel-hound ]
/ ˈhɛlˌhaʊnd /

noun

a mythical watchdog of hell.
a fiendish person.

Origin of hellhound

before 900; Middle English, Old English helle hund; see hell, hound1
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hellhound

/ (ˈhɛlˌhaʊnd) /

noun

a hound of hell
a fiend
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