intransitive verb hur·kle \ˈhərkəl\

Definition of hurkle


now dialectal British

  1. :  to draw up the limbs and crouch or squat

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Origin and Etymology of hurkle

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

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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