1. A hump; a protuberance.
2. A lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread.
3. A push or thrust, as with the elbow.
4. A strong, intuitive impression that something will happen; -- said to be from the gambler's superstition that it brings luck to touch the hump of a hunchback. [Colloq. or Slang] “Get a hunch, bet a bunch.”
Syn: -- presentiment, premonition.
Hunch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hunched p. pr. & vb. n. Hunching.]
1. To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.
2. To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.
n 1: an impression that something might be the case; "he had an
intuition that something had gone wrong" [syn: intuition,
2: the act of bending yourself up together
v : arch one's back [syn: hump, hunch forward, hunch over]