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huckle

[huhk-uh l]
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noun
  1. the hip or haunch.

Origin of huckle

1520–30; obsolete huck hip, haunch (< ?) + -le
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Examples from the Web for huckle

Historical Examples

  • He was laughing because there isn't any such color as huckle.

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  • As soon as one spies the hidden object, he goes at once to his seat saying, "Huckle buckle, bean stalk!"

  • It did not even interest Ollyett that the verb 'to huckle' had passed into the English leader-writers' language.

  • Tha haint got enny friends, and will live on huckle berry brush, with an ockasional chanse at Kanada thistels.


British Dictionary definitions for huckle

huckle

noun rare
  1. the hip or haunch
  2. a projecting or humped part

Word Origin

C16: diminutive of Middle English huck hip, haunch; perhaps related to Old Norse hūka to squat
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