Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who hungers, in either sense of that word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who hungers; one who longs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who hungers or yearns.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

hunger +‎ -er

Examples

  • I thought, OK, I'm going to tell the story about The Browns and then Maxine, this dominant fame-hungerer totally took over.

    Nashville Chrome: The Legacy Of A Forsaken Country Trio

  • “My lord and master,” said Christie, “hath good reason to believe that, from the information of certain back friends, whom he will reward at more leisure, your reverend community hath been led to deem him ill attached to Holy Church, allied with heretics and those who favour heresy, and a hungerer after the spoils of your Abbey.”

    The Monastery

  • Even the ruthless land-hungerer, Grabantak, was solemnised.

    The Giant of the North Pokings Round the Pole

  • Better that than the hungerer after excitements which are never allayed, the struggler in a career which admits of no retirement, -- the woman to whom marriage is no goal, who remains to the last the property of the public, and glories to dwell in a house of glass into which every bystander has a right to peer.

    The Parisians — Volume 05

  • Better that than the hungerer after excitements which are never allayed, the struggler in a career which admits of no retirement, -- the woman to whom marriage is no goal, who remains to the last the property of the public, and glories to dwell in a house of glass into which every bystander has a right to peer.

    The Parisians — Complete

  • "My lord and master," said Christie, "hath good reason to believe that, from the information of certain back friends, whom he will reward at more leisure, your reverend community hath been led to deem him ill attached to Holy Church, allied with heretics and those who favour heresy, and a hungerer after the spoils of your Abbey."

    The Monastery

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