Hunkerism Hun"ker*ism, n. Excessive conservatism; hostility to progress. [Political Cant, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Hunker — Hunkerism, n. Hunkerous, adj. Hunkerousness, n. /hung keuhr/, n. a member of the conservative faction in the Democratic party in New York State, 1845 48. Cf. Barnburner. [1835 45, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

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