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[huhngk] /hʌŋk/
a large piece or lump; chunk.
  1. a handsome man with a well-developed physique.
  2. a large or fat person.
Origin of hunk
Dutch dialect
1805-15; < Dutch dialect hunke
1. block, gobbet, clod, wad, gob. Unabridged
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  • If, as you say, you feel like a hunk of metal, it aint bad if it is that kind.

    The Girl From His Town Marie Van Vorst
  • Just as I said, it was all hunk till I struck the rocks, and I've been up in the air ever since.

    Pathfinder Alan Douglas
  • I couldn't help but make comparisons; she was like a hunk of marble, warm and vibrant.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • A hunk of solid, non-magnetic metal about the size of an office desk.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • Mad an' savage, he's doo to bite a hunk outen that devoted household!

British Dictionary definitions for hunk


a large piece
(slang) Also called hunk of a man. a well-built, sexually attractive man
Word Origin
C19: probably related to Flemish hunke; compare Dutch homp lump
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Word Origin and History for hunk

1813, "large piece cut off," possibly from West Flemish hunke (used of bread and meat), which is perhaps related to Dutch 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 definitions & phrases for hunk



  1. A man or woman considered primarily as a sex partner; piece, piece of ass: He came back to the hot little hunk he used to run around with (1940s+)
  2. A very attractive man, esp a muscular and sexually appealing one; stud muffin: Wherever she goes she always manages to pick up a hunk (1945+)

hunky 1


: hunky talk/ dumb hunkie brain


  1. A foreigner, esp a Hungarian, Slavic, or Baltic laborer; bohunk, ginzo (1910+)
  2. honky: 99 white workers got killed in a coal-mine disaster, man! Do you know what I mean? So I can't call everybody no Hunkie (1960s+ Black)

[fr bohunk]

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