- The definition of a hunch is a feeling or a premonition about something, or an arched back while sitting or standing.
- An example of a hunch is a feeling about who stole the books.
- An example of a hunch is the shape of the back of someone who does not sit up straight while sitting.
- To hunch is defined as to bend over or crouch down.
An example of to hunch is to crouch down while sitting at the dinner table.
Origin of hunchfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to move forward jerkily; push; shove
- to sit or stand with the back arched
- a hump
- a chunk; lump; hunk
Origin of hunchfrom the superstition that touching a hunchback brings good luck a guess or feeling not based on known facts; premonition or suspicion
- An intuitive feeling or a premonition: had a hunch that he would lose.
- A hump.
- A lump or chunk: “She … cut herself another hunch of bread” ( Virginia Woolf )
- A push or shove.
verbhunched, hunch·ing, hunch·es
- To bend or draw up into a hump: I hunched my shoulders against the wind.
- To push or shove.
- To assume a crouched or cramped posture: The cat hunched in a corner.
- To thrust oneself forward.
Origin of hunchOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present hunchs, present participle hunching, simple past and past participle hunched)