Recent Examples of hunker from the Web
Around 200 protesters --- most of them from Afghanistan’s Tajik ethnic group -- hunkered down under two tents on an avenue leading to the presidential palace Sunday in Kabul’s diplomatic zone.
The golf cart lurched forward and Quinn, hunkered on the floor, lurched, too.
At one point, a large female deer bounded into the brush ahead of the ATV, leaving her very young fawn, possibly a newborn, hunkered down on the path playing possum.
But the Hill’s top Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, hunkered down.
The cycling freaks here at the lab are spending our early July mornings hunkered down watching this year’s Tour de France.
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Origin and Etymology 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: 1720See Words from the same year
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Definition of hunker for English Language Learners
: to lower your body to the ground by bending your legs
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