One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A demon in the form of a dog.
demon, devil, evil spirit, imp, bogieView synonyms
- ‘It feels like the century's chasing us, like having a hellhound on your trail.’
- ‘Players will encounter hellhounds, werewolves, vampires, hobbits, ghosts, barbarians and demigorgons.’
- ‘What pack of demonic hellhounds brought you into this world?’
- ‘PJ Harvey, particularly, sings as if hellhounds are on her trail.’
- ‘The hellhounds bared their teeth in a canine laugh.’
- ‘A nice little puppy can turn into a hellhound over night and kill the mailman.’
- ‘To my own ears it sounds like some kind of hellhound that has broke loose from Hades.’
- ‘It is Sir Charles' mysterious death in the grounds of Baskerville Hall that brings Holmes and Watson to the scene of one of their most famous and intriguing cases - the mystery of the legendary hellhound of Dartmoor.’
- ‘The hellhound let out a roar that shook the very walls and lunged for the man in front of him.’
- ‘Constantly haunted by images of hellhounds, loneliness, and an unreasonable wanderlust, Johnson lived hand to mouth, playing at plantations, house parties and street corners.’
- ‘The council slowly and with much detail gave the barbarians information of the hellhound that the elves had accidentally summoned and what had befallen their tribe.’
Old English: originally referring especially to Cerberus, the watchdog of Hades in Greek mythology.
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