Hunch

Hunch
Hunch Hunch, n. [Perh. akin to huckle; cf. hump, hunch, bunch, hunk.] 1. A hump; a protuberance. [1913 Webster]

2. A lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread. [1913 Webster]

3. A push or thrust, as with the elbow. [1913 Webster]

4. A strong, intuitive impression that something will happen; -- said to be from the gambler's superstition that it brings luck to touch the hump of a hunchback. [Colloq. or Slang] ``Get a hunch, bet a bunch.''

Syn: presentiment, premonition. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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