Hunkers Hun"kers, n. pl. [See {Hunker}.] In the phrase on one's hunkers, in a squatting or crouching position; haunches. [Scot. & Local, U. S.]

Sit on your hunkers -- and pray for the bridge. --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • hunkers — ► PLURAL NOUN informal ▪ haunches. ORIGIN from HUNKER(Cf. ↑hunker) …   English terms dictionary

  • hunkers — noun on your hunkers sitting on your heels with your knees bent up in front of you: The little boy was squatting on his hunkers, completely absorbed in his game …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hunkers — I A Geordie Dictionary Sitting on haunches II North Country (Newcastle) Words haunches... used by the Northumbrian vulgar only in the sense of sitting on the hunkers …   English dialects glossary

  • hunkers — /ˈhʌŋkəz/ (say hungkuhz) plural noun 1. the haunches. –phrase 2. on one s hunkers, on one s haunches. {hunker + s3} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hunkers — noun plural Date: 1756 haunches …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hunkers — noun The haunches …   Wiktionary

  • hunkers — n. haunches, buttocks, backside, rumpv. squat down on one s heels …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hunkers — plural noun informal one s haunches. Origin C18 (orig. Scots): from hunker …   English new terms dictionary

  • hunkers — hun·kers …   English syllables

  • hunkers — the haunches. Etymology: orig. Sc., f. hunker crouch, squat …   Useful english dictionary

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