hurkle

intransitive verb

hur·​kle
ˈhərkəl
-ed/-ing/-s
now dialectal British
: to draw up the limbs and crouch or squat

Word History

Etymology

Middle English hurkelen, hurklen; akin to Dutch hurken to squat, Middle Low German hurken, Middle High German hūren

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“Hurkle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hurkle. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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