Definition of Hunch

1. Noun. An impression that something might be the case. "He had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

Exact synonyms: Intuition, Suspicion
Generic synonyms: Belief, Feeling, Impression, Notion, Opinion
Specialized synonyms: Bosom, Heart
Derivative terms: Intuit, Suspect



2. Verb. Round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward.
Exact synonyms: Hump, Hunch Forward, Hunch Over
Generic synonyms: Change Posture
Entails: Bend, Flex
Derivative terms: Hump

3. Noun. The act of bending yourself into a humped position.
Generic synonyms: Bending

Definition of Hunch

1. n. A hump; a protuberance.

2. v. t. To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.

3. n. A strong, intuitive impression that something will happen; -- said to be from the gambler's superstition that it brings luck to touch the hump of a hunchback.

Definition of Hunch

1. Noun. A stooped or curled posture; a slouch. ¹

2. Noun. A theory, idea, or guess. ¹

3. Noun. A hunk (piece of something) ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean. ¹

5. Verb. To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly. ¹

6. Verb. To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hunch

1. to arch forward [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hunch

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Literary usage of Hunch

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1. Tuscan Cities by William Dean Howells (1885)
"cried the hunch hackling, passionately. " I have promised," I falter. " One must keep one's promises, ... Oh, you are right, you are right," said the hunch- ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"hunch-backed occurs in the later quarto edd. of Shak. Rich. Ill, iv. 4. ... 'Thy crooked mind within hunch'd out thy back;' Dryden, qu. in Todd (no ..."

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