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[ huhk-uh-bak ]
/ ˈhʌk əˌbæk /


toweling of linen or cotton, of a distinctive absorbent weave.

Nearby words

hubertusburg, hubli, hubli-dharwad, hubris, hubristic, huckaback, huckery, huckle, huckleberry, huckleberry finn, huckleberry finn, the adventures of

Origin of huckaback

First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain
Also called huck. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for huckaback


/ (ˈhʌkəˌbæk) /


a coarse absorbent linen or cotton fabric used for towels and informal shirts, etcAlso called: huck (hʌk)

Word Origin for huckaback

C17: of unknown origin
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