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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (v.t.)to thrust out or up in a hump; arch:

    to hunch one's back.

  2. to shove, push, or jostle.

  3. (v.i.)to thrust oneself forward jerkily; lunge forward.

  4. to stand, sit, or walk in a bent posture.

  5. (n.)a premonition or suspicion; guess; theory.

  6. a hump.

  7. a push or shove.

  8. a lump or thick piece.

Origin of hunch:

1590–1600; appar. var. of obs. hinch to push, shove, kick, of obscure orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intuition, hunch, suspicion(noun)

    an impression that something might be the case

    "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

  2. hunch(verb)

    the act of bending yourself into a humped position

  3. hunch, hump, hunch forward, hunch over(verb)

    round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hunch(noun)ˈʌnʧ

    a feeling, not based on evidence, that sth is true

    I had a hunch that I'd find you here.

  2. hunch(verb)ˈʌnʧ

    to sit or stand with your shoulders curved tightly inward

    people at the bus stop hunched against the cold wind; He sat hunched over a book.


  1. hunch(Noun)

    A stooped or curled posture; a slouch.

    The old man walked with a hunch.

  2. hunch(Noun)

    A theory, idea, or guess.

    I have a hunch they'll find a way to solve the problem.

  3. hunch(Noun)

    A hunk (piece of something)

  4. hunch(Verb)

    To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean.

    Do not hunch over your computer if you want to avoid neck problems.

  5. hunch(Verb)

    To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hunch(noun)

    a hump; a protuberance

  2. Hunch(noun)

    a lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread

  3. Hunch(noun)

    a push or thrust, as with the elbow

  4. Hunch(verb)

    to push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly

  5. Hunch(verb)

    to thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back


  1. Hunch

    Hunch is a consumer web application that is building the “taste graph” of the internet, mapping every person on the internet to every entity on the internet and their affinity for that entity. An entity could be a web site, a cookbook, a hotel room, a celebrity, a restaurant, etc.Hunch creates a taste profile by asking them a series of questions which range from serious to profound and subsequently can make recommendations personalized to that user, which live in “topics”.Topics vary widely, from entertaining subjects like ‘Which superhero would you be’ to more conventional questions like ‘Should I Switch to A Mac?’ The system then uses the answers to these questions to offer the user a suggested solution, a “hunch” of what the user would like.

Translations for hunch

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an idea or belief based on one's feelings or suspicions rather than on clear evidence

I have a hunch he'll be late.

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