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hunchback

[huhnch-bak] /ˈhʌntʃˌbæk/
noun
1.
a person whose back is humped in a convex position because of abnormal spinal curvature.
2.
humpback (def 1).
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; back formation from hunchbacked
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British Dictionary definitions for hunchback

hunchback

/ˈhʌntʃˌbæk/
noun
1.
a person having an abnormal convex curvature of the thoracic spine
2.
such a curvature
Also called humpback
Derived Forms
hunchbacked, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from earlier hunchbacked, huckbacked humpbacked, influenced by bunchbacked, from bunch (in obsolete sense of hump) + backed
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Word Origin and History for hunchback
n.

"person with a hunched back," 1712, back-formation from hunchbacked (1590s; see hunch).

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