走狗

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Chinese[edit]

 
to walk; to go; to move; to leave
dog
simp. and trad.
(走狗)
Literally: “running dog”.
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走狗 (Written Standard Chinese?)
Running dog (English)

Etymology[edit]

Attestable in pre-Qin texts in the "hunting dog" sense.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

走狗

  1. (literary) hunting dog; hound
  2. (literary, historical) dog racing game in ancient times
  3. (figuratively, politics, pejorative) running dog; lackey; cat's paw; person subservient to counterrevolutionary or evil interests
    資本家走狗 / 资本家走狗  ―  zīběnjiā de zǒugǒu  ―  running dog of capitalists
  4. (literary, humble) self-deprecating form of address for oneself; the servant me; I, the follower

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

走狗

  1. (literary) to make a dog hunt or run

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 文若愚 (2014) 语言常识全知道, 中国华侨出版社

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
そう
Grade: 2

Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

走狗 (hiragana そうく, rōmaji sōku)

  1. hound
  2. a tool of another person, cat's paw
    • 1929, 小林多喜二, 不在地主:
      警察 (けいさつ)如何 (いか)にも君等 (きみら) () (とお)り、資本家 (しほんか)走狗 (そうく)だ。
      Keisatsu wa ika ni mo kimi-ra no iu-tōri, shihonka no sōku da.
      Like you all said, those police are nothing more than capitalist tools.