/ (ˈhʌŋkəz) /
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Word Origin for hunkers
C18: of uncertain origin
Words nearby hunkers
hung-up, Hung-wu, hunk, hunker, hunker down, hunkers, Hunkpapa, hunks, hunky, hunky-dory, Hunnish
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How to use hunkers in a sentence
Yer whar Brer B'ar bin squattin' on he hunkers, en dar de print w'ich he aint got no tail.Nights With Uncle Remus|Joel Chandler Harris
Delegates were chosen to the national convention to oppose the Hunkers.
I think we can stand the large number of these now known, if the moderate and union Hunkers can be held, as we anticipate.Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 1|Samuel J. Tilden
The "Hunkers," conservative and influential, were so called from the Dutch "honk," which signifies "station" or "home."The Greatest Highway in the World|Anonymous
In the legislature the Barnburners, or "Free-soilers" as they began to be called, outnumbered the Hunkers.