- a crabbed, disagreeable person.
- a covetous, stingy person; miser.
Origin of hunks
- a large piece or lump; chunk.
- a handsome man with a well-developed physique.
- a large or fat person.
Origin of hunk
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Examples from the Web for hunks
Gay magazines tend to be packed with celebrity, hunks, and (maybe) some politics.The Winning Gay Subtlety of ‘Hello Mr.’
September 26, 2014
Oh, I think there are plenty of hunks left on Game of Thrones.Kit Harington: Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Learns to Fight Dirty
April 9, 2014
And all around Jon and Eric could see wrecked hardware, hunks of metal, smashed trucks, and shells.The Night the SEALS Captured the Butcher of Fallujah
November 11, 2013
When we get to the theater, the ticket vendor fans herself, swooning at the sight of all the hunks.‘Magic Mike’ Review: 5 Strippers on the Channing Tatum Film
June 29, 2012
They ate with a will, and the hunks of bread swiftly disappeared.His Masterpiece
And unhappily, too many of the bits that fit together were hunks that I did not like.Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
It had to be stretched a long time and then greased with hunks of fat.Captives of the Flame
Samuel R. Delany
However, we ate the hunks of hot, dry meat with bread, and were glad to get them.Sea and Sardinia
D. H. Lawrence
She'd throw him hunks o' bread, chunks o' cold meat, and so on.Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6)
- a crotchety old person
- a miserly person
- a large piece
- Also called: hunk of a man slang a well-built, sexually attractive man
Word Origin and History for hunks
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).