from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An intuitive feeling or a premonition: had a hunch that he would lose.
- n. A hump.
- n. A lump or chunk: "She . . . cut herself another hunch of bread” ( Virginia Woolf).
- n. A push or shove.
- transitive v. To bend or draw up into a hump: I hunched my shoulders against the wind.
- transitive v. To push or shove.
- intransitive v. To assume a crouched or cramped posture: The cat hunched in a corner.
- intransitive v. To thrust oneself forward.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stooped or curled posture; a slouch.
- n. A theory, idea, or guess.
- n. A hunk (piece of something)
- v. To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean.
- v. To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.
- v. To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hump; a protuberance.
- n. A lump; a thick piece.
- n. A push or thrust, as with the elbow.
- 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.
- transitive v. To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.
- transitive v. To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hump; a protuberance: as, the hunch of a camel.
- n. A thick piece; a hunk; a lump: as, a hunch of cheese.
- n. A push or jog with the fist or elbow, or by a cow with the horn.
- To round or thrust out or up in a protuberance; crook, as the back.
- To push or thrust with the elbow or (as a cow) with the horn; jog; hook.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an impression that something might be the case
- v. round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward
- n. the act of bending yourself into a humped position
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)