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]

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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
For example, the standard dry pressing method requires ceramic powder to be
  compacted into a solid hunk of material, a billet.
Step on a hunk of quartz in the dirt, and you'll think nothing of it.
The challenge lies in the physical makeup of fish, which is more fragile than a
  hunk of meat.
The freezer case was full of curious meats: a snowy hunk of a fin whale's
  throat, a slab of musk ox.
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