Related to Hunkerism: hunkers down


n.1.Excessive conservatism; hostility to progress.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(35) "Fossil Hunkerism," Portland Advertiser, May 22, 1855, p.
is this selfish hunkerism of the property interest on the slave question."(39) Theodore Parker exclaimed of Webster and his Seventh of March speech, "How low he stooped to supplicate the South, to cringe before the Catholics, to fawn upon the Methodists at Faneuil Hall!