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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CUDDIE-HUNKER, n. and v. comb.

1. n. In pl.: the hams. Found only in phr. to sit on one's cuddie-hunkers, “to squat on one's heels” (Fif.10 1941).

2. v. Found in same sense as phr. above (Id.).

[Variant of cutty hunker (see Cutty, adj., 3 (1)). Cf. Cuddy, n.2, for sound change and -cuddie in Curcuddie for meaning.]

Cuddie-hunker n., v. comb.

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