a mythical watchdog of hell.
a fiendish person.
a hound of hell
also hell-hound, “wicked person;” also “Cerberus,” Old English hellehund; see hell + hound.
[hel-in-jer] /ˈhɛl ɪn dʒər/ noun 1. Mark, 1903–47, U.S. writer and film producer.
[hel-yuh n] /ˈhɛl yən/ noun, Informal. 1. a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person. /ˈhɛljən/ noun 1. (US, informal) a rough or rowdy person, esp a child; troublemaker Also called heller n. 1846, American English, altered (by association with Hell) from Scottish/northern England dialectal hallion “worthless fellow, scamp” (1786), of unknown origin.
[hel-ish] /ˈhɛl ɪʃ/ adjective 1. of, like, or suitable to ; infernal; vile; horrible: It was a hellish war. 2. miserable; abominable; execrable: We had a hellish time getting through traffic. 3. devilishly bad: The child’s behavior was hellish most of the day. /ˈhɛlɪʃ/ adjective 1. of or resembling hell 2. wicked; cruel 3. (informal) […]
[hel-muh n] /ˈhɛl mən/ noun 1. Lillian Florence, 1905–84, U.S. playwright. /ˈhɛlmən/ noun 1. Lillian. 1905–84, US dramatist. Her works include the plays The Little Foxes (1939), The Searching Wind (1944), and the autobiographical Scoundrel Time (1976)