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[huhmp-bakt] /ˈhʌmpˌbækt/
having a hump on the back.
Origin of humpbacked
1675-85; blend of huckbacked (huck haunch + backed) and crumpbacked (Old English crump crooked + backed) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • What is called fame is as scrawny and humpbacked and crooked-faced as my body--but what matters that?

    The Eyes of the World Harold Bell Wright
  • Some of them were humpbacked, like Evan, the one who had carried the message to the tower.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
  • But for that old Maintenon, the Duc de Berri would have been humpbacked, like the rest who had been made to carry iron crosses.

    The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
  • Massachusetts; and he is humpbacked, but as bright as can be.

  • As the rubber expanded Aleck's coat went up with it, until it looked as if the man was humpbacked.

    The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
  • With these words, the humpbacked jailer ran off to the wine-shop.

    After Dark Wilkie Collins
  • When it turned into a cowl, with a miserable and humpbacked expression, it became the Official Badge of Illness.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • All humpbacked persons are contemptuous; all crooked noses wrinkle with disdain when they see a straight one.

    Tartarin On The Alps Alphonse Daudet
  • Mr. Tutt indorsed it in his strange, humpbacked chirography.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt Arthur Train
  • So far the duke had read when a humpbacked, bald, old man looked in at the door.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky

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