from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An individual whose back is hunched due to abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine. Also called humpback.
- n. An abnormally curved or hunched back.
- n. Kyphosis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who is stooped or hunched over.
- n. A deformed upper spinal column in the shape of a hump in the back.
- n. A person with kyphosis, a spinal deformity that causes a hunched over appearance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A back with a hunch or hump; also, a hunchbacked person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A humpback; a humpbacked person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
- n. a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
Close behind My Best Friend’s Girl was Igor, an animated movie out of MGM starring the voices of John Cusack as the title hunchback, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese , and Jennifer Coolidge.
Oh, and the white girl angry hunchback is a direct result of the white boy argument withdrawal.
The phrase used as a curse against the hunchback is often used as a modern blessing for the artist, or as an expression of the highest aspiration for the writer or creative person.
For this "execrable hunchback" is fearfully and wonderfully made.
The tall, thin man was the innkeeper -- evidently a timorous fellow; the hunchback was his 'man' -- malevolent probably, the doer of the other's dark behests; whilst the woman was presumably his wife, the cook and housekeeper of the ale-house.
Sensitive, fearful, and morose, he would not go to Europe to be known as the hunchback husband of Lajeunesse, the great singer.
When Zarathustra had spoken thus unto the hunchback, and unto those of whom the hunchback was the mouthpiece and advocate, then did he turn to his disciples in profound dejection, and said:
The statue of Christ the Redeemer stands atop the 2,300-foot-high mountain of Corcovado ( "hunchback" for its humped profile) on the island of Madeira.
-- The statement by MR. HARRISON, that Richard was not a "hunchback," is curiously "backed" by an ingenious conjecture of that very remarkable man, Doctor John Wallis of Oxford, in his _Grammatica Linguæ Anglicanæ_, first published in 1653.
Calling it a "theatrical spectacle with production values like 'Les Miserables,'" Pink cringed at even using the word "hunchback," because it conjures so many images of a bowdlerized Disney retelling of Hugo's story, "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame."
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