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bohunk

[boh-huhngk] /ˈboʊˌhʌŋk/
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
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; Bo(hemian) + Hung(arian), with devoicing of the g
Usage note
This term originally referred to Hungarian immigrants, and later to Czechs, Poles, and other Slavs.
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British Dictionary definitions for bohunk

bohunk

/ˈbəʊˌhʌŋk/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, offensive, slang) a labourer from east or central Europe
Word Origin
C20: blend of Bo(hemian) + Hung(arian), with alteration of g to k
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Contemporary definitions for bohunk
noun

See beauhunk

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Word Origin and History for bohunk

Bohunk

n.

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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Slang definitions & phrases for bohunk

beauhunk

noun

A handsome male: I want to meet that beauhunk over there


bohunk

noun
  1. An immigrant from central or eastern Europe, usually a Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, or Pole; hunky (1900+)
  2. A stupid, clumsy person; lout (1920+) (Loggers)
Related Terms

beauhunk


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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