hankering hankering  /ˈhæŋ kə rɪŋ/


  • (n) a yearning for something or to do something


  1. Still, there are no signs that the state is hankering for a change in party control.
  2. Today a man can study civil engineering, then get a sudden hankering for aeronautics, and any one of the major aircraft companies will hire him.
  3. He had spent his entire life hankering for the presidency.


  1. What a $30 club sandwich in Geneva tells you about travel

    If you have a hankering for a club sandwich in Geneva, expect to pay $30.45. Hungry in New Delhi? You'll fork over $9.11.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Former Mascoma Star Returns the Favor

    Canaan — After a four-year field hockey career at Providence College and another four as a U.S. Army officer in the Pacific Northwest, former Mascoma Valley Regional High multi-sport star Kati Lary Jopek returned to the area three years ago with a hankering to give back.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Valley News

  3. Barenaked Ladies hankering to get back to SLC

    Barenaked Ladies hankering to get back to SLC by Sheena Mcfarland The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 13, 2013 09:44AM MDT It’s not the breathtaking mountains, the quirky culture or the gorgeous sunsets that members of Barenaked Ladies and Guster are looking forward to when they visit Utah — it’s delving into some internationally acclaimed mole. “I’m feeling almost as good about this album as I ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


  1. "It's nice when you come back and get that much support," Kovalev said. "I didn't know what the expect. But I'm a different person now. I have that hankering to play."
    on Feb 21, 2009 By: Alex Kovalev Source: USA Today

  2. "I hope that there are not people in Russia who are hankering for the days of US-Soviet confrontation because they are over," Rice told journalists in Warsaw after signing an agreement to base 10 US interceptor rockets in Poland. "The Cold...
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Reuters

  3. But Mabbutt told BBC Radio Five Live: "Harry will certainly relish the job, he did a great job at West Ham and Portsmouth but he's always been hankering for a job like this. I think he comes across very well, his style of football is very good."
    on Oct 26, 2008 By: Gary Mabbutt Source: FOXSports.com

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