Hunchback

  • 1Hunchback — 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… …

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  • 2Hunchback — Hunch back , n. [Cf. {Humpback}.] A back with a hunch or hump; also, a hunchbacked person. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3hunchback — (n.) “person with a hunched back,” 1712, back formation from hunchbacked (1590s; see HUNCH (Cf. hunch)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4hunchback — ► 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

  • 5hunchback — [hunch′bak΄] n. 1. HUMPBACK (sense 1) 2. a person having a humped back hunchbacked adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 6hunchback — 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… …

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  • 7hunchback — [[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] …

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  • 8hunchback — 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

  • 9hunchback — 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 …

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  • 10hunchback —   Kuapu u.   Also: kua hua, kanaka kua pipi o.    ♦ The hunchback island (Maui), ka mokupuni kuapu u …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 11hunchback — noun Date: 1712 1. a person with a humpback 2. humpback 1 • hunchbacked adjective …

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  • 13hunchback — Key regulatory gene in the early segmentation gene hierarchy of Drosophila. Codes for a transcription factor of the Cys2 His2 zinc fingertype …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 14hunchback — /hunch bak /, n. 1. a person whose back is humped in a convex position because of abnormal spinal curvature. Cf. kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis. 2. humpback (def. 1). [1705 15; back formation from HUNCHBACKED] * * * …

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  • 15hunchback — noun a) One who is stooped or hunched over. b) A deformed upper spinal column in the shape of a hump in the back. Syn: humpback, stoop …

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  • 16hunchback — Nonmedical term for kyphosis or gibbus. * * * hunch·back hənch .bak n 1) HUMPBACK (1) 2) a person with a humpback hunch·backed bakt adj …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17hunchback — Synonyms and related words: bowlegs, camelback, cleft palate, clubfoot, crookback, defacement, deformation, deformity, disfigurement, flatfoot, freakishness, harelip, humpback, knock knee, kyphosis, lordosis, malconformation, malformation,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18hunchback — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. humpback, cripple, crookbacked, humpbacked person, Quasimodo …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19hunchback — hunch|back [ˈhʌntʃbæk] n not polite an offensive word for someone who has a large raised part on their back because their ↑spine curves in an unusual way …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20hunchback — hunch|back [ hʌntʃ,bæk ] noun count 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 not use it …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English