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humpbacked

[huhmp-bakt]
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adjective
  1. having a hump on the back.
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Origin of humpbacked

1675–85; blend of huckbacked (huck haunch + backed) and crumpbacked (Old English crump crooked + backed)
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Related Words for humpbacked

damaged, awry, misshapen, twisted, gnarled, crippled, bowed, contorted, mangled, warped, scarred, disjointed, bent, crooked, knotted, maimed, cramped, curved, blemished

Examples from the Web for humpbacked

Historical Examples of humpbacked

  • 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

  • Massachusetts; and he is humpbacked, but as bright as can be.

  • To cure a humpbacked man of his hump we should have to take his life.

  • Mr. Tutt indorsed it in his strange, humpbacked chirography.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt

    Arthur Train

  • "But he is not humpbacked, Aunt Olympia," said the literal Dora.