Hanker definition

hăngkər
To crave, long, or yearn.
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The definition of hanker is to long for something.

Wanting chocolate desperately is an example of hanker.

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To have a strong, often restless desire.
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To crave, want or desire.

If you hanker for chocolate, you'll like this fudge recipe.

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Origin of hanker

  • Perhaps from Dutch dialectal hankeren konk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition