[huhng-ker] /ˈhʌŋ kər/

a member of the conservative faction in the Democratic Party in New York State, 1845–48.
(intransitive) often foll by down. to squat; crouch

“to squat, crouch,” 1720, Scottish, of uncertain origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse huka “to crouch,” hoka, hokra “to crawl.” Hunker down, Southern U.S. dialectal phrase, popularized c.1965, from northern British hunker “haunch.” Related: Hunkered; hunkering.


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