Hunkers



[huhng-ker] /ˈhʌŋ kər/

verb (used without object)
1.
to squat on one’s heels (often followed by down).
2.
Informal.

3.
Slang. to lumber along; walk or move slowly or aimlessly.
noun
4.
hunkers, one’s haunches.
Idioms
5.
on one’s hunkers,

[huhng-ker] /ˈhʌŋ kər/
noun
1.
a member of the conservative faction in the Democratic Party in New York State, 1845–48.
/ˈhʌŋkəz/
plural noun
1.
haunches
/ˈhʌŋkə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by down. to squat; crouch
v.

“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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