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Definition of the noun hunch

What does hunch mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hunches

  1. an impression that something might be the case
  2. the act of bending yourself into a humped position
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: bending = the act of bending something

Alternative definition of the noun hunch


  1. A stooped or curled posture; a slouch.
  2. A theory, idea, or guess.
  3. A hunk (piece of something)

Definition of the verb hunch

What does hunch mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hunched | hunching | hunches

  1. round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward

Alternative definition of the verb hunch


  1. [intransitive] To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean.


Who is Hunch?

Hunch a.k.a. Derryn Hinch: Derryn Nigel Hinch is a New Zealand-born Australian-citizen media personality, best known for his work on Melbourne radio and television.


Hunch is a fictional film character.


  1. "Hunch" is a musical album of Achime.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  2. "Hunch" a.k.a. "Yokan": Hunch is the tenth studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima, released in March 1983.


Hunch was a website designed as a collective intelligence decision-making system that used decision trees to make decisions based on users' interest. Hunch was launched publicly in June 2009. Hunch was headquartered in New York City. The site was apparently closed down in March 2014.

Phrases with Hunch

  1. hunch over
  2. hunch forward
  3. Hunch Cuddy Hunch

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hunch

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Google previewCommercial West (1916)

The hunch is the inspiration for action, the spur to do things, the will to do it, and the patience to hang on until ll is...

Google previewA Crash Course on Financial Statements for Small Business Owners (2010)

by David H. Bangs

Your hunch is a reflection of your experience and intelligence, and the information is a backup. Habits are also useful. They save time and free you to do more than you could otherwise do. But if you don't occasionally step back and check to ...

Google previewThe Bass Handbook of Leadership (2009)

Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications by Bernard M. Bass, Ruth Bass

A holistic hunch is a subconscious synthesis of diverse experiences, novel combinations of information, and strong feelings of “being right.” The error rate of decisions based on automated expertise and hunches is high and unpredictable ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1862)

To hunch, to give a thrust with the elbow — B. ; to shove, to gore with the horns.

then, as the prominent part of a loaf or the like is the readiest cut off, a hunch of bread, a piece separated for the purpose of eating.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1811)

To HUNCH, v. a. [hush, Ger.] To strike or punch with the fists.-Jack's friends began to hunch and push one another: why don't you go and cut the poor fellow down Arbuthnot.—[Hocker, a crooked back, Ger.] To crook the back : Thy crooked ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs and Ancient Customs from the Fourteenth Century (1846)

by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps

Hunch-backed. Humpty-dumpty, short and broad, clumsy. HUMSTRUM. (1) A musical instrument, out of tune, or rudely constructed. A jew's harp. (2) The female pudendum. IVarw. HUNCH. (1) To shove ; to heave up ; to gore with the horns.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (2000)

Volume 25 - Supplement 4 by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

The main hunch was derived directly from PARRY's impressiveness when compared with its passive contemporaries like ELIZA. PARRY had something to say. just as people do, and did not simply react to what you said to it. It could be said to ...

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Usage statistics about hunch

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun hunch:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb hunch:


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Quotes about Hunch

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch. (Lily Tomlin)
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Scrabble value of H4U1N1C3H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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