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Meaning of HANKER

Pronunciation:  'hangkur

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  desire strongly or persistently

HANKER is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: long, yearn
 See Also: desire, want



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Han"ker\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hankered}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Hankering}.] [Prob. fr. hang; cf. D. hunkeren, hengelen.]
1. To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have
   a vehement desire; -- usually with for or after; as, to
   hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the
   town. --Addison.

         He was hankering to join his friend.  --J. A.

2. To linger in expectation or with desire. --Thackeray.

Thesaurus Terms
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