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verb [intransitive] informal hanker pronunciation in British English /ˈhæŋkə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhanker
he/she/ithankers
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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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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