[hang-ker-ing] /ˈhæŋ kər ɪŋ/
a longing; craving.
[hang-ker] /ˈhæŋ kər/
verb (used without object)
to have a restless or incessant longing (often followed by after, for, or an infinitive).
foll by for, after, or an infinitive. to have a yearning (for something or to do something)
“mental craving,” 1660s, see hanker.
c.1600, of unknown origin, probably from Flemish hankeren, related to Dutch hunkeren “to hanker,” of unknown origin; perhaps an intensive of Middle Dutch hangen “to hang” (see hang (v.)). If so, the notion is of “lingering about” with longing or craving. Related: Hankered; hankering.
[hang-kee] /ˈhæŋ ki/ noun, plural hankies. 1. a . /ˈhæŋkɪ/ noun (pl) hankies 1. (informal) short for handkerchief noun A handkerchief (1895+)
[hangk] /hæŋk/ noun 1. a skein, as of thread or yarn. 2. a definite length of thread or yarn: A hank of cotton yarn measures 840 yards. 3. a coil, knot, or loop: a hank of hair. 4. Nautical. a ring, link, or shackle for securing the luff of a staysail or jib to its […]
[hand-wurk] /ˈhændˌwɜrk/ noun 1. work done by hand, as distinguished from work done by machine. /ˈhændˌwɜːk/ noun 1. work done by hand rather than by machine
[hang-kou; Chinese hahn-koh] /ˈhæŋˈkaʊ; Chinese ˈhɑnˈkoʊ/ noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles. 1. a former city in E Hubei province, in E China: now part of Wuhan.