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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language

hunker

verb
     
hun‧ker

hunker down

phrasal verb
1 to bend your knees so that you are sitting on your heels very close to the ground [= squat]
2 to make yourself comfortable in a safe place, especially for a long time
3 informal to prepare yourself for a difficult situation

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