verb \ˈhəŋ-kər\

: to lower your body to the ground by bending your legs

hun·keredhun·ker·ing \-k(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of HUNKER

intransitive verb
:  crouch, squat —usually used with down
:  to settle in or dig in for a sustained period —used with down <hunker down for a good long wait — New Yorker>

Origin of HUNKER

probably akin to Middle Dutch hucken, huken to squat, Middle Low German hōken to squat, peddle, Old Norse hūka to squat
First Known Use: 1720


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