A strong desire to have or do something: a hankering for family life [with infinitive]: he had a hankering to return to Scotland
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- No motive was established for the crime, beyond a vague hankering for the bachelor life.
- Over the weekend I found myself with a hankering to see lousy movies.
- Rubin says he has always had a hankering for public life.
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