verb han·ker \ˈhaŋ-kər\

: to have a strong or constant desire for something

han·keredhan·ker·ing \-k(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of HANKER

intransitive verb
:  to have a strong or persistent desire :  yearn —often used with for or after
han·ker·er \-kər-ər\ noun

Examples of HANKER

  1. By the middle of the winter, they were hankering for a warm day.

Origin of HANKER

probably from Dutch dialect hankeren
First Known Use: 1627


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