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hunch·back

 (hŭnch′băk′)
n.
1. An individual whose back is hunched due to abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine. Also called humpback.
2. An abnormally curved or hunched back.
3. Kyphosis.

hunch′backed′ adj.

hunchback

(ˈhʌntʃˌbæk)
n
1. (Pathology) a person having an abnormal convex curvature of the thoracic spine
2. (Pathology) such a curvature
Also called: humpback
[C18: from earlier hunchbacked, huckbacked humpbacked, influenced by bunchbacked, from bunch (in obsolete sense of hump) + backed]
ˈhunchˌbacked adj

hunch•back

(ˈhʌntʃˌbæk)

n.
1. a person whose back is humped in a convex position because of spinal curvature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunchback - an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral columnhunchback - an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
spinal curvature - an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column
2.hunchback - a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
cripple - someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back

hunchback

noun humpback, Quasimodo, crookback (rare), crouch-back (archaic) playing a hunchback in the dark classical epic Jean de Florette
Translations
شَخْص أحْدَب
hrbáč
pukkelryg
koukkuselkäkyttyrä
krypplingur

hunchback

[ˈhʌntʃbæk] Njorobado/a m/f

hunchback

[ˈhʌntʃbæk] nbossu(e) m/f

hunchback

[ˈhʌntʃˌbæk] n (offensive) → gobbo/a

hunch

(hantʃ) noun
an idea or belief based on one's feelings or suspicions rather than on clear evidence. I have a hunch he'll be late.
ˈhunchback noun
a person with a hump on his back.
ˈhunchbacked adjective
having a hump on one's back.
hunched up
with one's back and shoulders bent forward. He sat hunched up near the fire.

hunch·back

n. corcova, joroba, deformación con curvatura de la espina dorsal.

hunchback

n (vulg) jorobado -da mf (fam or vulg); (hump) joroba
References in classic literature ?
With hunchbacks one may well speak in a hunchbacked way
One day, when the tailor was hard at work, a little hunchback came and sat at the entrance of the shop, and began to sing and play his tambourine.
She did not like the look of the house at all," the peasant was saying as the two newcomers took their places where they could overhear him; "but the poor little hunchback was so tired out with carrying her bundle of hemp to market, that she went in; besides, the night had come, and she could go no further.
It had been about a poor hunchback and a beautiful princess and it had made her suddenly sorry for Mr.
This hunchback must not suppose that his acquaintance with fighting stories put him on a par with an actual fighting hero, like Tom Tulliver.
Rostov went on ahead to do what was asked, and to his great surprise learned that Dolokhov the brawler, Dolokhov the bully, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchback sister, and was the most affectionate of sons and brothers.
The second day she began with all the comical names she could hear of, BANDY-LEGS, HUNCHBACK, CROOK-SHANKS, and so on; but the little gentleman still said to every one of them, 'Madam, that is not my name.
With these words he flung the hunchback a piece of money, and returned to the carriage.