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Definitions of hanker

  1. desire strongly or persistently Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. To linger in expectation or with desire. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; - usually with for or after; as, to hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the town. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To desire eagerly; with after; crave. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To long for with eagerness and uneasiness: to linger about. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Hankering. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To long for; crave. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To have an incessant desire; hunger; crave. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To long for with a keen desire. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To long for with eagerness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. To long for with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; -- usually with for or after; as, to hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the town. mso.anu.edu.au
  12. hangk'[.e]r, v.i. to long for with eagerness: to linger about (with after, for).--n. HANK'ERING, a lingering craving for something. [A freq. of hang, in sense to hang on; cf. Dut. hunkeren.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Crave, long, after. Hence hankering n. [Dutch] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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