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[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.
Also, hunkie.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; perhaps Hung(arian) (with devoicing of -g-, influenced by hunk) + -y2; cf. bohunk
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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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