running dog


noun

Disparaging. (especially in Chinese Communist propaganda)
  1. a person or institution subservient to counterrevolutionary interests.
  2. a manipulable, servile follower; lackey: to be reviled as a running dog of the colonialists.
Architecture. Vitruvian scroll.

Nearby words

  1. running back,
  2. running belay,
  3. running board,
  4. running bond,
  5. running commentary,
  6. running english,
  7. running fix,
  8. running gaff,
  9. running gear,
  10. running hand

Origin of running dog

1925–30; in political sense, translation of Chinese zǒugǒu

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