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Etymology 1Edit

Originally Scottish. Origin unknown, but probably of Germanic origin, perhaps *hunk- or *huk-. Probable cognates include Old Norse húka, Dutch huiken, and German hocken.

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hunker (third-person singular simple present hunkers, present participle hunkering, simple past and past participle hunkered)

  1. (intransitive) To crouch or squat close to the ground
  2. (intransitive) To apply oneself to a task
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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

hunker (plural hunkers)

  1. (dated) A political conservative.

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