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hankering

[hang-ker-ing] /ˈhæŋ kər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a longing; craving.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; hanker + -ing1
Related forms
hankeringly, adverb
Synonyms
desire, need, yearning, hunger, yen, thirst.
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Word Origin and History for hankerings

hankering

n.

"mental craving," 1660s, see hanker.

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