noun Date: 1712 1. a person with a humpback 2. humpback 1 • hunchbacked adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Hunchback — may refer to one of the following.* a hunchback, someone who suffers from severe kyphosis. * The Hunchback of Notre Dame , a novel by Victor Hugo. * Hunchback , a 1983 arcade game by Century Electronics and 1984 computer game published by Ocean… …   Wikipedia

  • Hunchback — Hunch back , n. [Cf. {Humpback}.] A back with a hunch or hump; also, a hunchbacked person. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hunchback — (n.) “person with a hunched back,” 1712, back formation from hunchbacked (1590s; see HUNCH (Cf. hunch)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hunchback — ► NOUN 1) a deformed back in the shape of a hump, often caused by collapse of a vertebra. 2) often offensive a person with such a deformity. DERIVATIVES hunchbacked adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • hunchback — [hunch′bak΄] n. 1. HUMPBACK (sense 1) 2. a person having a humped back hunchbacked adj …   English World dictionary

  • hunchback — UK [ˈhʌntʃˌbæk] / US noun [countable] Word forms hunchback : singular hunchback plural hunchbacks offensive someone who has a large round part on their back that is caused by an unusual curve in their spine. You may see or hear this word but do… …   English dictionary

  • hunchback — [[t]hʌ̱ntʃbæk[/t]] hunchbacks N COUNT A hunchback is someone who has a large lump on their back because their spine is curved. [OFFENSIVE, OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • hunchback — noun a back deformed by a sharp forward angle, forming a hump, typically caused by collapse of a vertebra. ↘often offensive a person with a hunchback. Derivatives hunchbacked adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • hunchback — n 1. humpback, crookback, camel back, Med. kyphosis, Quasimodo, Fr. bossu. 2. crooked back, hunchback, round shoulders, stoop shoulders, Vet. Pathol. sway back, Pathol. scoliosis, gibbosity, stoop, hump; deformation, malformation, misshape …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hunchback —   Kuapu u.   Also: kua hua, kanaka kua pipi o.    ♦ The hunchback island (Maui), ka mokupuni kuapu u …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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