Examples of hanker in a Sentence
By the middle of the winter, they were hankering for a warm day.
Origin and Etymology of hanker
probably from Dutch dialect hankeren
First Known Use: 1627
Synonym Discussion of hanker
HANKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hanker for English Language Learners
: to have a strong or constant desire for something
HANKER Defined for Kids
Definition of hanker for Students
: to have a great desire I'm hankering for chocolate.
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