What is another word for hunchbacks?

Pronunciation: [hˈʌnt͡ʃbaks] (IPA)

Hunchbacks are individuals who have an abnormal curvature in their upper spine resulting in a stooped or hunched posture. While the term 'hunchback' is widely used, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe individuals with this condition. These include 'kyphosis', 'rounded shoulders', 'dowager's hump', 'postural kyphosis', 'thoracic kyphosis' and 'Scheuermann's disease'. Each of these terms is used to describe a specific form of spinal curvature, which may be caused by different underlying factors. Whether referring to an individual as a hunchback or by one of these alternative terms, it's important to remember to treat them with respect and dignity, and not to use their condition as a form of derogatory insult.

What are the hypernyms for Hunchbacks?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    deformity, backward curve of the spine, spinal abnormality.

Usage examples for Hunchbacks

Only, Sara, that reminds me: there's one thing I've been going to ask you about this ever so long; are the singers all hunchbacks, like Zeba Osterhaus?"
"Sara, a Princess"
Fannie E. Newberry
Besides her pleasing eyes and very tolerable voice I fancied that, like all hunchbacks, she was intelligent.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
It's the same with hunchbacks-it never makes me laugh to see a hunchback.
"Renée Mauperin"
Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt

Famous quotes with Hunchbacks

  • You ever date a chick with a hunch-fucking-back? I did. I’m in a grocery store with this chick, the security guards were all over her, because they thought she was trying to smuggle a turkey under the back of her fucking jacket. I had a hunch. I had a hunch they’d stop her with that bad fucking back. They should have a telethon for hunchbacks. That’s- that’s what I think. They bring ‘em out on a string like a pack of camels. [mimics a hunchback walking] “Bump be dump bump.” I think something could be done. Chip the fucking thing off. You ever date a chick with buck-fucking-teeth and a hunch-fucking-back? Huh? Oh, just trying to talk to a bucktooth fucking chick is incredible. [Forces his mouth into an overbite] “Hey. You want to go to a movie?” “Shut up stupid! Pop the cork on this bottle.” And to make love to a chick with buck-fucking-teeth and a hunch-fucking-back is a complete horror show. You’re in bed with them and it’s like you’re on a seesaw. You know what I’m saying? They’re like [forces his mouth into an overbite again] “Ugh, it feels so good. It feels so good.” “Shut up!”
    Andrew Dice Clay

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