Hankerings

hankering

[hang-ker-ing]
noun
a longing; craving.

Origin:
1655–65; hanker + -ing1

hankeringly, adverb


desire, need, yearning, hunger, yen, thirst.
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hanker
c.1600, probably from Flem. hankeren, related to Du. hunkeren "to hanker," perhaps intens. of M.Du. hangen "to hang." The notion is of "lingering about" with longing or craving.
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