Words and Phrases
hunkers

“hunkers”

Meaning:

the haunches

In Literature:

Excerpt from Drinking Song by Samuel Fee Given

What guid wull it dae
sittin’ down on yer hunkers,
when poverty’s cauld blast
blaws in at the door

Excerpt from The Rearing of Mattie by Philip Robinson

“Min’ an put a wee drap butter ahint yer knee -
an keep yer hunkers dry but,”
the other man said with a wink at Steven

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