hunchback

noun
hunch·​back | \ ˈhənch-ˌbak How to pronounce hunchback (audio) \

Definition of hunchback

1 : a person with a humpback

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Other Words from hunchback

hunchbacked \ ˈhənch-​ˈbakt How to pronounce hunchbacked (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hunchback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, the Yennefer in the final episodes is much older than the hunchback novice Yennefer of the first few. Christian Holub, EW.com, "5 things we learned from Netflix's official The Witcher podcast," 16 Jan. 2020 But BMWs product planners turned out to be right about the hunchback of Munich. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "The Right Amount of M," 14 Jan. 2020 He was also given a large scarlet birthmark on his face instead of a hunchback. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Review: Wrenching Drama and Vicious Satire," 25 June 2019 So magnificent are these 300 warriors that they surely would have held the pass indefinitely ... if not for the actions of a scurrilous traitor, Ephialtes, a misshapen hunchback who was too deformed to serve in the Spartan line. Myke Cole, The New Republic, "The Sparta Fetish Is a Cultural Cancer," 1 Aug. 2019 Ephialtes was neither a Spartan nor a hunchback, and may not have existed at all. Myke Cole, The New Republic, "The Sparta Fetish Is a Cultural Cancer," 1 Aug. 2019 The doctor travels to Transylvania, where his own monster, played by Kevin Michael Myers, will be born aided by a hunchback sidekick (Cody Swanson), lab assistant (Kaylea Kudlaty) and sour-faced housekeeper (Rebecca Riffle Polito). Joan Rusek, cleveland.com, "Chagrin Valley Little Theater cast brings ‘Young Frankenstein’ to life," 19 July 2019 Richard III is often played as a hunchback, grotesque in mind and body, half murderous villain and half special effect. Joel Brown, BostonGlobe.com, "Capturing the villainy of Richard III, from the inside out," 12 July 2018 Get into the habit of good posture (no one wants to be memorialized as a hunchback walking down the aisle), and maybe ask your betrothed to snap some portraits to put you at ease in front of the lens. Lili Göksenin, Vogue, "How To Look Good In Wedding Photos—The Definitive Insider's Guide," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of hunchback

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hunchback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hunchback. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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hunchback

noun
How to pronounce hunchback (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hunchback

: a back in which the spine is curved in an abnormal way
offensive : a person with a hunchback

hunchback

noun
hunch·​back | \ ˈhənch-ˌbak How to pronounce hunchback (audio) \

Kids Definition of hunchback

2 : a person with a humped or crooked back

hunchback

noun
hunch·​back | \ ˈhənch-ˌbak How to pronounce hunchback (audio) \

Medical Definition of hunchback

2 : a person with a humpback

Other Words from hunchback

hunchbacked \ -​ˈbakt How to pronounce hunchbacked (audio) \ adjective

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