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Meaning of hunch

hunch

Pronunciation: (hunch), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to thrust out or up in a hump; arch: to hunch one's back.
  2. to shove, push, or jostle.
—v.i.
  1. to thrust oneself forward jerkily; lunge forward.
  2. to stand, sit, or walk in a bent posture.
—n.
  1. a premonition or suspicion; guess: I have a hunch he'll run for reelection.
  2. a hump.
  3. a push or shove.
  4. a lump or thick piece.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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