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Definition of the noun hunker

What does hunker mean as a name of something?


  1. [dated] A political conservative.

Definition of the verb hunker

What does hunker mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hunkered | hunkering | hunkers

  1. sit on one's heels

Alternative definition of the verb hunker


  1. [intransitive] To crouch or squat close to the ground.


  1. "Hunker" is a musical album of Hunker.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  2. "Hunker" is a musical album of Schedelvreter.
    • released in (4 years ago)

Phrases with Hunker

  1. hunker down
  2. to hunker

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hunker

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Google preview138,336 Feet to Pure Bliss (2012)

What I Learned about Life, Women (and Running) in My First 100 Marathons by Dane Rauschenberg

Hunker is a word which gives off a certain feeling of the odds being against you in an unfathomable way, yet refusing to even acknowledge those odds exist. It is that sort of mentality which got people through the Great Depression, World Wars, ...

Google previewThe Automotive Manufacturer (1891)

HUNTING : “Young Hunker is a regular lady-killer." LARKIN ...

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

hunker n.1 [mid- 19C-1 930s] (US) a political conservative. |SAmE hunker, a curmudgeon; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World (2015)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

®Hunker ̄. faction took control of the convention and refused to support a resolution prohibiting the spread of slavery into the territories of the United States. Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams represented the new.

Google previewDictionary of the Alabama Language (1993)

by Cora Sylestine, Heather K. Hardy, Timothy Montler

hunker down to squat, hunker down (of one): choköoli. hunt to hunt: maatibi, owwatta.

Google previewHoustorian Dictionary, The: An Insider's Index to Houston (2015)

by James Glassman

HUnker doWn During a HUrrICane, this is the alternative to evacuation. Also known as “shelter-in-place.” The term was popularized during the slow approach of HUrrICane Ike in 2008. HUnTIngTon, THe Swanky, residential high-rise on Kirby ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

hungriest ~hunk - hunk ~hunker - hunker ~hunt - hunt ~hunter - hunter ~ huntsmen - huntsmen ~huntsmin - huntsman ~hurraa - hurrah ~hurraeng - harangue ~hurraenger - haranguer ~Hurrairu - Herrera ~husee - hussy ~hush - hush ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

clunker, drunker, dunker, Dunker, Hunker, funker, hunker, junker, Junker, lunker, plunker, punker, younker; debunker, mossbunker, slam dunker, spelunker . -unky, chunky, clunky, donkey, flunky, funky, gunky, hunky, junkie, junky, monkey, ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

,UStroops hunker down for Christmas inthe desert. USA Today. hunky Am. col. derog. a foreigner, esp. a Hungarian, Slavic or Baltic labourer: there were a few hunkies inthepatch–J.O'Hara. hunt/ InBritaintogo hunting normally means ...

Google previewThe Bankers Encyclopedia (1921)

Hunker, G. H. McMillen. A. B. White. C. S. DEMING. Peoples Bank & Trust Co. Raynolds, H. F. Appel, B. Hunker. G. H. State National Bank Bank of Deming Harris, Jr.. J. W. Nahm. Sig. Farr, D. Marron. O. N. Baker. C. L. Pollard.

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Hunker in the Bunker

Finding protection in paradise.

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Hunker Meaning

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I'm not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion. I always feel that I'm two steps away from the other side when I'm out there. It's more like a vacation place or a place to visit than a place to hunker down. (Jeffrey Wright)
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Scrabble value of H4U1N1K5E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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