hunker

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Originally Scottish. Origin unknown, but probably of Germanic origin, perhaps *hunk- or *huk-. Probable cognates include Old Norse húka, Dutch huiken, and German hocken.

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hunker (third-person singular simple present hunkers, present participle hunkering, simple past and past participle hunkered)

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

Noun[edit]

hunker (plural hunkers)

  1. (dated) A political conservative.

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hunker

  1. first-person singular present indicative of hunkeren
  2. imperative of hunkeren

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