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[ huhk-uh l ]
/ ˈhʌk əl /


the hip or haunch.

Nearby words

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

Origin of huckle

1520–30; obsolete huck hip, haunch (< ?) + -le Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for huckle

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

    A Diversity of Creatures|Rudyard Kipling
  • As soon as one spies the hidden object, he goes at once to his seat saying, "Huckle buckle, bean stalk!"

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for huckle


/ (ˈhʌkəl) /

noun rare

the hip or haunch
a projecting or humped part

Word Origin for huckle

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