hunchbacked

hunchbacked

[huhnch-bakt]
adjective

Origin:
1590–1600; blend of huckbacked see (humpbacked) and bunchbacked

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hunchback (ˈhʌntʃˌbæk)
 
n
1.  a person having an abnormal convex curvature of the thoracic spine
2.  such a curvature
 
[C18: from earlier hunchbacked, huckbacked humpbacked, influenced by bunchbacked, from bunch (in obsolete sense of hump) + backed]
 
'hunchbacked
 
adj

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