Definition of Hunchback

1. Noun. An abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column.

Exact synonyms: Humpback, Kyphosis
Generic synonyms: Spinal Curvature
Derivative terms: Kyphotic



2. Noun. A person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
Exact synonyms: Crookback, Humpback
Generic synonyms: Cripple
Derivative terms: Crookback

Definition of Hunchback

1. n. A back with a hunch or hump; also, a hunchbacked person.

Definition of Hunchback

1. Noun. One who is stooped or hunched over. ¹

2. Noun. A deformed upper spinal column in the shape of a hump in the back. ¹

3. Noun. (vulgar) A person with kyphosis, a spinal deformity that causes a hunched over appearance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hunchback

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hunchback

1. Nonmedical term for kyphosis or gibbus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Hunchback

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1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1832)
"The hunchback. having been presented to us in a sort of negligee dress. ... We have been asked whether we thought the plot of the ' hunchback' original. ..."

2. Records of a Girlhood by Fanny Kemble (1879)
"1 felt perfectly sure of the success of "The hunchback," but I think that was precisely because of my want of theatrical experience, which left me rather in ..."

3. The Christian Examiner (1840)
"It is hardly necessary to say, that the hunchback of Notre Dame is lawless and monstrous enough to be regarded as a type of the whole race of novels to ..."

4. Filipino Popular Tales by Dean Spruill Fansler (1921)
"(c) TEOFILO THE hunchback, AND THE GIANT.1 Once there lived a hunchback whose name was Teofilo. He was an orphan, and used to get his food by wandering ..."

5. Plays and Players by Laurence Hutton (1875)
"Will be performed the play? in five acts, by James Sheridan Knowles, entitled, 4< THE hunchback. n Master Walter . .......... Mr, Conway. ..."

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