Dictionary.com

hankering

[ hang-ker-ing ]
/ ˈhæŋ kər ɪŋ /
Save This Word!

noun
a longing; craving.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of hankering

First recorded in 1655–65; hanker + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM hankering

han·ker·ing·ly, adverb

Words nearby hankering

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use hankering in a sentence

FEEDBACK