verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hunch
Examples from the Web for hunch
An x-ray two hours later confirms my hunch: my tibia (the big bone behind the shin) is snapped clean in two.
On the other hand, I have a hunch that Lady Gaga will pay some heavy dues for this career move.
My hunch is that when you look at their most competitive races, women are not necessarily in the mix this year.Michelle Obama and the Top Women Smashing Fundraising Records|Patricia Murphy|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have a hunch that our collective adoration of OITNB outweighs the love for it, or even awareness of it, among Emmy voters.
A federal agency simply has to “nominate” you if it has “reasonable suspicion”—which is slightly more than a hunch.Oregon Judge Grounds the Federal No-Fly List—and It’s High Time|Dean Obeidallah|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The words bosse and bossu (hunch and hunchback) have various idiomatic and proverbial applications in France.
I have a hunch that after eating a while in boarding houses a good home-cooked meal must be a welcome change.The Radio Boys at the Sending Station|Allen Chapman
The ploughboy understood them very well, for to have only a hunch of bread and little or no cheese was often his own case.Round About a Great Estate|Richard Jefferies
Anyway, this fellow is no policeman, and I've just got a hunch I'd like to know something about him.Connie Morgan in the Fur Country|James B. Hendryx
"Then I've a hunch that your hunch is a wrong one," said Ives.The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for hunch
Word Origin for hunch
Word Origin and History for hunch
originally (c.1500) a verb, "to push, thrust," of unknown origin. Meaning "raise or bend into a hump" is 1670s. Perhaps a variant of bunch. The noun is attested from 1620s, originally "a push, thrust." Figurative sense of "hint, tip" (a "push" toward a solution or answer), first recorded 1849, led to that of "premonition, presentiment" (1904).