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hunky2

or hunkie

[huhng-kee] /ˈhʌŋ ki/
noun, plural hunkies. (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of Hungarian or Slavic descent, especially an unskilled or semiskilled worker.
Origin of hunky2
1895-1900
1895-1900; perhaps Hung(arian) (with devoicing of -g-, influenced by hunk) + -y2; cf. bohunk
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  • And there was Sal's mother in the background, and then came Dinney and hunkie.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • A hunkie who has been hunked in Illinois Steel makes a lot of strictly corporation trouble.

    On the Trail of The Immigrant Edward A. Steiner
  • A buddy in the mine was selling out his few possessions at a sacrifice because his wife had run off with a hunkie.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • The hunkie kid, the ex-football player who had become a big commercial and industrial baron of the Belt.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Dinney and hunkie escorted Gloria to the end of the street and back.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • I can see Rose and hunkie at one of the windows and Sal coming down the stairs.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • All I do know is that you taught her to be good to hunkie—Dinney said so.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • At this distance, Dinney and little hunkie were faint wraiths rather than realities.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • Then he took hunkie into his arms and turned away with him as the door opened and a young girl entered.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • And she smoothed out hunkie's dress as she sat down on the window-sill, there being but one chair in the room.

    Gloria and Treeless Street Annie Hamilton Donnell
Slang definitions & phrases for hunkie

hunky 1

modifier

: hunky talk/ dumb hunkie brain

noun

  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]

hunky 2

adjective

Attractive, esp sexually desirable; macho: hunky, bearded actor-troubadour/ the hunky blond who cranks the ferry

[1978+; the related sense, ''thick-set, solidly built,'' is found by 1911]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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