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Noun: hankering  hang-ku-ring
  1. A yearning for something or to do something
    - yen
Verb: hanker  hang-ku(r)
  1. Desire strongly or persistently
    "Psychiatrists still hanker after classifications of mental diseases";
    - long, yearn, pant

Derived forms: hankerings

Type of: desire, hungriness, longing, want, yearning