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hound dog

[ hound-dawg, dog ]
/ ˈhaʊnd ˌdɔg, ˌdɒg /
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noun

Chiefly Southern U.S. Dialect. hound1 (def. 1).
(initial capital letters)Military. a jet-propelled air-to-ground missile designed to be launched from B-52 aircraft and having nuclear capability.

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Origin of hound dog

An Americanism dating back to 1640–50
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