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


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Back-formation from hunchbacked.



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