hunchback

noun hunch·back \ ˈhənch-ˌbak \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of hunchback

1 : a person with a humpback
2 : humpback 1

hunchbacked

play \ˈhənch-ˈbakt\ adjective

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First Known Use of hunchback

1712


HUNCHBACK Defined for Kids

hunchback

noun hunch·back \ ˈhənch-ˌbak \

Definition of hunchback for Students

1 : humpback 1
2 : a person with a humped or crooked back

Medical Dictionary

hunchback

noun hunch·back \ ˈhənch-ˌbak \

medical Definition of hunchback

1 : humpback 1
2 : a person with a humpback

hunchbacked

play \-ˈbakt\ adjective


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