- an unpleasant, mean, or despicable person.
- a man who chases women; a promiscuous man.
Idioms about hound
Origin of hound1
OTHER WORDS FROM houndhound·er, nounhound·ish, hound·y, adjectivehound·like, adjectiveun·hound·ed, adjective
Other definitions for hound (2 of 2)
Origin of hound2
How to use hound in a sentence
Our usual homecoming ritual was for me to rattle in the door late at night from a series of flights, to find Teddy swimming an ecstatic sidestroke on the kitchen floor, howling his hound dog “Awooo, awooo.”I have the pandemic to thank for this precious time with my old hound, Teddy|Diana Nyad|December 21, 2020|Washington Post
Instead of protecting us, the police hounded and harassed us.Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Crypto-Racist|Jonathan Rauch|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was hounded by the prying paparazzi, desperate to label her a partied-out starlet.Taylor Momsen on Female Sexuality and Her Transformation from ‘Gossip Girl’ to Rock Star|Marlow Stern|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hounded by the father of the surveillance state, J. Edgar Hoover, Chaplin gave up on America and retired to Switzerland.
She talks to Melissa Leon about being hounded—and the time a football team attacked her.Rapper Kitty Pryde on ‘D.A.I.S.Y. Rage,’ Haters, Selling Out & More|Melissa Leon|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So she was hounded out of the running, with neocon darling John McCain at the head of the pack.
Ordered one day to keep the law; ordered the next day to break the law; hounded by owners and threatened by the government!Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
Angel's wife felt almost as if she had been hounded up that hill like a scorned thing by those—to her—superfine clerics.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
He has hounded that poor man to his death in revenge for the trifling sum of money which he was called on to pay for him.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
Hounded out er France, poor souls, just like my own great-great-great-granther's father!Flamsted quarries|Mary E. Waller
Though passionately fond of his wife, yet there were times when McKenzie felt that he was being hounded ahead.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for hound (1 of 2)
- any of several breeds of dog used for hunting
- (in combination)an otterhound; a deerhound
Derived forms of houndhounder, noun
Word Origin for hound
British Dictionary definitions for hound (2 of 2)
Word Origin for hound
Other Idioms and Phrases with hound
see run with (the hare, hunt with the hounds).