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1. A devilish person; a fiend.
2. Greek Mythology Cerberus, the watchdog of Hades.


1. a hound of hell
2. a fiend



1. a mythical watchdog of the underworld, as Cerberus.
2. a fiendish person.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hellhound - a very evil man
bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler - someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
2.hellhound - (Greek mythology) the three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hadeshellhound - (Greek mythology) the three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades; son of Typhon
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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