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Meaning of HUNCH

Pronunciation:  hunch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of bending yourself up together
  2. [n]  an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
  3. [v]  arch one's back

HUNCH is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hump, hunch forward, hunch over, intuition, suspicion
 See Also: belief, bend, bending, bosom, change posture, feeling, flex, heart, impression, notion, opinion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hunch\, n. [Perh. akin to huckle; cf. hump, hunch, bunch,
    1. A hump; a protuberance.
    2. A lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread.
    3. A push or thrust, as with the elbow.
  2. \Hunch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hunched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust
    2. To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the
       back. --Dryden.
  3. \Hunch\, 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. [Colloq. or Slang]
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