hanker after (something)(redirected from hankered after)
hanker after (something)
To have a very strong, persistent desire or craving for something. I've been hankering after sushi ever since I came back from Tokyo last month. The former heavyweight champion has been hankering after a chance to reclaim her title.
hanker after someone or somethingand hanker for someone or something
Rur. to want someone or something; to long for someone or something. I hanker after a nice big beefsteak for dinner.