Definition of hunchback in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhʌn(t)ʃbak


  • 1A back deformed by a sharp forward angle, forming a hump, typically caused by collapse of a vertebra.
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    • She was petite and had a dowager's hump or minor hunchback.
    • She had a hunchback and walked with a stick.
    • The condition leaves a child short in stature and prone to developing a hunchback.
  • 1.1 dated or • offensive A person with a hunchback.

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