Originally Scottish. Origin unknown, but probably of Germanic origin, perhaps *hunk- or *huk-. Probable cognates include Old Norse húka, Dutch huiken, and German hocken.
hunker (third-person singular simple present hunkers, present participle hunkering, simple past and past participle hunkered)
- (intransitive) To crouch or squat close to the ground.
To crouch or squat close to the ground
hunker (plural hunkers)
- (dated) A political conservative.
- first-person singular present indicative of hunkeren
- imperative of hunkeren