hanker

EnglishEdit

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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.

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