hunks

[huhngks]

Origin:
1595–1605; origin uncertain; cf. -s4

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hunk

[huhngk]
noun
1.
a large piece or lump; chunk.
2.
Slang.
a.
a handsome man with a well-developed physique.
b.
a large or fat person.

Origin:
1805–15; < Dutch dialect hunke


1. block, gobbet, clod, wad, gob.
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hunk (hʌŋk)
 
n
1.  a large piece
2.  slang Also called: hunk of a man a well-built, sexually attractive man
 
[C19: probably related to Flemish hunke; compare Dutch homp lump]

hunks (hʌŋks)
 
n
1.  a crotchety old person
2.  a miserly person
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

hunk
1813, "large piece cut off," probably from W.Flem. hunke (used of bread and meat), which is perhaps related to Du. homp "lump, hump." Meaning "attractive, sexually appealing man" is first attested 1945 in jive talk (in Australian slang, it is recorded from 1941).
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Slang Dictionary

hunk definition


  1. n.
    a strong and sexually attractive male. : Who was that hot hunk I saw you with?
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Example sentences
Water works into these seams, expands as ice, and snaps loose hunks of rock.
Galaxy's offerings come shredded, grated, in slices and in hunks.
These biscotti are crumbly delivery systems for chewy apricot bits, hunks of
  dark chocolate, and crunchy almonds.
Over the years large hunks of its blowzy decoration have been removed, leaving
  it more curiosity than contretemps.
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