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hunkers

plural noun

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the part of the body upon which someone sits
  • the tree had a stout branch, and I found the boy perched there on his hunkers

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The first known use of hunkers was in 1756

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“Hunkers.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hunkers. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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