- vi. 向往，追求；渴望，期望
- n. (Hanker)人名；(德、捷)汉克
- hanker (v.)
- c. 1600, "linger in expectation;" 1640s, "have a longing or craving for," of unknown origin. Probably from Flemish hankeren, related to Dutch hunkeren "to hanker, to long for," which is perhaps an intensive or frequentative of Middle Dutch hangen "to hang" (see hang (v.)). If so, the notion is of "lingering about" with longing or craving. Compare English hang (v.) in hang on (someone's) every word. Related: Hankered; hankering.
- 1. Only lazybones and mediocre persons could hanker after the days of messing together.
- 2. At last Jack began to hanker after a little excitement.
- 3. I don't hanker after squirrel meat.
- 4. This wet summer makes me hanker after a holiday in the sun.
- 5. Sometimes they, they just, uh, hanker for a little competition.
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