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[huhmp-bakt] /ˈhʌmpˌbækt/
having a hump on the back.
Origin of humpbacked
1675-85; blend of huckbacked (huck haunch + backed) and crumpbacked (Old English crump crooked + backed) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Not garden-variety ugly, but humpbacked-raptorial unibrow-lazy eye-tusk-bearing ugly.
  • Yellow moonlight throws her humpbacked shadow across the glistening mud.
  • The high arch of the thorax gives it the common nickname of humpbacked fly.
  • Head and body slope upward from snout to dorsal fins and give the fish distinct humpbacked appearance.
  • The adults are stout, humpbacked, short-legged flies scarcely half as long as houseflies.
  • He was humpbacked and homely, and had a squeaky voice which was unpleasant to hear.
  • The somewhat humpbacked appearance of the fish is due to the head being slightly concave above the eyes.

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