hanker hanker  /ˈhæŋ kər/


  • (v) desire strongly or persistently



  1. They're for the younger girls who hanker to pair up with a bad boy for a night.
  2. And once you're smitten by Tokaj, the next experience to hanker after is Eszencia a sort of super-Tokaj and the color of burnished gold.


  • River Raisin sets Weapon Demo Days

    MONROE — History buffs who hanker for the sounds of muskets and cannons can get their fill this summer at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park, where Weapon Demo Days will be held July 13, Aug. 10, and Sept. 14 and 28.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Toledo Blade


  1. "It is not in Russia's interests to continue to hanker for a Soviet past because, frankly, it's gone and it's good that it's gone," Miliband said.
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: David Miliband Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. Claiming that her dharna was not aimed at deriving political mileage, Banerjee said, "I don't aspire to be the chief minister. Nor do I hanker after any posts. I work for the poor and the downtrodden. We are here for last five days spending...
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: Mamata Banerjee Source: Economic Times

  3. "I don't hanker to live overseas. I love living in Australia," Mr Downer told the Ten Network on Friday.
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Alexander Downer Source: The Age

Word of the Day
affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /