AskDefine | Define hunch

Dictionary Definition



1 an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong" [syn: intuition, suspicion]
2 the act of bending yourself up together v : arch one's back [syn: hump, hunch forward, hunch over]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A stooped or curled posture; a slouch.
    The old man walked with a hunch.
  2. A theory, idea, or guess.
    I have a hunch they'll find a way to solve the problem.



  1. To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean.
    Do not hunch over your computer if you want to avoid neck problems.

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Hunch may refer to:
  • An intuitive reckoning
  • A forward bend in one's body, such as that from a crushed vertebra
  • A parody of Derryn Hinch played by Steve Vizard on Australian television show Fast Forward
  • A Dance attributed to Hasil Adkins
  • The Hunch Backs, a mountain in Hong Kong
  • A term used in Southern California and parts of Appalachia to describe sex.

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