Definition of Hunker

1. Verb. Sit on one's heels. "There hunker some children in the rocking chair"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"

Exact synonyms: Crouch, Hunker Down, Scrunch, Scrunch Up, Squat
Generic synonyms: Sit, Sit Down
Derivative terms: Squat, Squat, Squatting



Definition of Hunker

1. n. Originally, a nickname for a member of the conservative section of the Democratic party in New York; hence, one opposed to progress in general; a fogy.

Definition of Hunker

1. Verb. (intransitive) To crouch or squat close to the ground. ¹

2. Noun. (dated) A political conservative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hunker

1. to squat [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: squat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hunker

hungover
hungred
hungrier
hungriest
hungrily
hungriness
hungrinesses
hungry
hungry(p)
hungry as a hog
hungry ghost
hungry ghosts
hunh
hunk of junk
hunker (current term)
hunker down
hunkered
hunkered down
hunkering
hunkerism
hunkers
hunkey
hunkeys
hunkier
hunkies
hunkiest
hunkily
hunkiness
hunkish

Literary usage of Hunker

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1. The Great Issue: Or, The Three Presidential Candidates; Being a Brief by Oliver Cromwell Gardiner (1848)
"4 Origin of the terms hunker and Barnburner—causes of the late division in the party— position of Silas Wright, AC Flagg and others—the election of James K. ..."

2. Report on Gold Values in the Klondike High Level Gravels by Richard George McConnell (1907)
"The generally inferior average grade of the hunker Creek hill gravels as ... Upper hunker Creek Hill Gravels. The White Channel gravels are first met with ..."

3. A History of the United States Navy from 1775 to 1902 by Edgar Stanton Maclay (1902)
"For some time the gunboat Annapolis, Commander John Jacob hunker, ... On the morning of July 15th Commander hunker ran in and anchored on the east side of ..."

4. The Harp of Perthshire: A Collection of Songs, Ballads, and Other Poetical by Robert Ford (1893)
"By love to man, an' a' that's guid, Be honest, true, and brave : What's line or lineage, birth or bluid, We'll hunker doon to nane— By throbbing pulse o' ..."

5. Memoirs of a Great Detective: Incidents in the Life of John Wilson Murray by John Wilson Murray (1905)
"XVIII APROPOS OF hunker CHISHOLM WHEN Murray arrived in Toronto his ... His name was Chisholm, George Chis- holm, called by some of his friends, hunker. ..."

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