Last modified on 27 February 2015, at 00:02

hanker

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

With a secondary frequentative suffix -er, ultimately pointing to Proto-Germanic *hankōną, an iterative to *hanhaną (to hang). Related to Dutch hunkeren (to crave), which continues the zero-grade iterative.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hanker (third-person singular simple present hankers, present participle hankering, simple past and past participle hankered)

  1. To crave, want or desire.
    If you hanker for chocolate, you'll like this fudge recipe.
    • 2012, The Economist, 13 Oct 2012, Butlers: Very good, sir
      [...] the newly rich hanker after old aristocratic glitz.

Usage notesEdit

  • Usually used with for, as in the example above; after may also be used.

AnagramsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

hanker m, f

  1. indefinite plural of hank

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

hanker m, f

  1. indefinite feminine plural of hank