Meaning of hunchback in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhʌn(t)ʃbak/

Translate hunchback into Spanish


  • 1A back deformed by a sharp forward angle, forming a hump, typically caused by collapse of a vertebra.

    ‘She was petite and had a dowager's hump or minor hunchback.’
    • ‘She had a hunchback and walked with a stick.’
    • ‘The condition leaves a child short in stature and prone to developing a hunchback.’
    • ‘You'd see old ladies with hunchbacks, who had been harvesting their whole lives.’
    • ‘Gus is self-consciously aware of his hunchback and tries to stand taller than everyone else, with tough-as-nails determination and on-demand availability.’
    • ‘A jolly, easy-go-lucky fellow who hides all his sorrow within and portrays a comical figure, laughing at himself and about his hunchback.’
    • ‘This was so from the very beginning, for the supposed peculiarities of his birth and the hunchback, for which he is renowned, were but inventions to signify evil.’
    1. 1.1 dated, offensive A person with a hunchback.