bohunk

bohunk

[boh-huhngk]
noun Slang.
1.
Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to an unskilled or semiskilled foreign-born laborer, especially from east central or southeastern Europe. Compare hunky2.
2.
a rough, stupid person.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; Bo(hemian) + Hung(arian), with devoicing of the g


This term originally referred to Hungarian immigrants, and later to Czechs, Poles, and other Slavs.
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bohunk (ˈbəʊˌhʌŋk)
 
n
offensive, slang (US), (Canadian) a labourer from east or central Europe
 
[C20: blend of Bo(hemian) + Hung(arian), with alteration of g to k]

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Main Entry:  bohunk
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See beauhunk
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Bohunk
1903, U.S. derogatory slang for "lower class immigrant from Central or Eastern Europe," probably from Bohemian + a distortion of Hungarian.
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bohunk definition


  1. n.
    a resident of or an immigrant from an Eastern European country, such as Poland, Hungary, etc. (A nickname. Can be perceived as derogatory. Usually objectionable.) : The bohunks can really cook up some fine food.
  2. n.
    an oafish person. (Usually refers to a male. Usually objectionable.) : Get outa here, you stupid bohunk!
  3. n.
    a term of endearment for a close friend or child. : Okay, you bohunks, come to dinner now.
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