verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- huna bay,
- hunchback of notre dame, the,
Origin of hunch
Examples from the Web for hunched
Her sunny, dimpled smile was betrayed by her hunched, buckled posture.
A photograph showed Bush hunched over an easel in what appears to be a home gym.
I can be hunched over, or push my chest out more and give Caesar strength and physicality.
A handful of young staffers lounged on couches or hunched over their computers at makeshift desks.
Furry walks slowly, hunched forward, as if sleep were a weight on his shoulders.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hunched over, with Isobel's head sheltered against his breast, Philip rode a dozen paces behind the agent.Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police|James Oliver Curwood
Link rang his doorbell one morning while he was hunched over his computer, thinking about the story he was going to write.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
The deck steward, who was an old hand, hunched his shoulders.Tom Slade on a Transport|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Tigúlang na si Lúlu magkugkug na maglakaw, Grandfather is old now, and he is hunched over when he walks.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
She was hunched up on a camp stool, all string and bits of firewood.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
Word Origin 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).