Definition of hankering in English:


Syllabification: hank·er·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhaNGkəriNG


  • 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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