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hunchback

[ huhnch-bak ]
/ ˈhʌntʃˌbæk /
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noun
a person whose back is humped in a convex position because of abnormal spinal curvature.Compare kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis.
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Origin of hunchback

First recorded in 1705–15; back formation from hunchbacked
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British Dictionary definitions for hunchback

hunchback
/ (ˈhʌntʃˌbæk) /

noun
a person having an abnormal convex curvature of the thoracic spine
such a curvature
Also called: humpback

Derived forms of hunchback

hunchbacked, adjective

Word Origin for hunchback

C18: from earlier hunchbacked, huckbacked humpbacked, influenced by bunchbacked, from bunch (in obsolete sense of hump) + backed
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