Meaning of hellhound in English
EtymologyOld English: originally referring especially to Cerberus, the watchdog of Hades in Greek mythology
Definitions1. a very evil man
- 2. (Greek mythology) 3-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades
- « son of Typhon »
- « Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them. » Martin Luther King, Jr.