- Hunch Hunch, n. [Perh. akin to huckle; cf. hump, hunch, bunch,
1. A hump; a protuberance.
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.''
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.