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[huhng-kee] /ˈhʌŋ ki/
adjective, Slang.
satisfactory; well; right.
even; leaving no balance.
Origin of hunky1
1860-65, Americanism; origin uncertain


[huhng-kee] /ˈhʌŋ ki/
noun, plural hunkies. (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of Hungarian or Slavic descent, especially an unskilled or semiskilled worker.
Also, hunkie.
1895-1900; perhaps Hung(arian) (with devoicing of -g-, influenced by hunk) + -y2; cf. bohunk


[huhng-kee] /ˈhʌŋ ki/
adjective, hunkier, hunkiest.
Slang. (of a male) having a handsome, well-developed physique.
1910-15; hunk + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hunky
  • The newly hatched sibling seemed to think his older brother was hunky-dory, and they got on famously.
  • Things may not exactly be hunky-dory, but some of the innovations at bottom of the pyramid are certainly working.
  • It seems to be a brilliantly calculated move and look hunky-dory.
  • He's hip, he's hunky, he's the hottest star you've never.
  • Fans tune in to watch the hunky landscaper turn backyards from boring to alluring.
  • When things are hunky dory, looking down the road and seeing trouble and taking painful steps now is not so easy.
  • She spies the hunky homeowner undressing and falls, knocking out her breath.
  • We don't make any progress by pretending that everything is always hunky-dory.
  • We haven't told you that everything is all fine and hunky-dory.
Slang definitions & phrases for hunky

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]

hunky 2


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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