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verb [intransitive] informal hanker pronunciation in American English /ˈhæŋkər/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehankering
past tensehankered
past participlehankered
  1. to have a strong feeling of wanting something
    hanker after/for:

    She had always hankered after thick curly hair.

    hanker to do something:

    He hankered to revisit his childhood home.

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