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hunks

[huhngks] /hʌŋks/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
a crabbed, disagreeable person.
2.
a covetous, stingy person; miser.
Origin of hunks
1595-1605
1595-1605; origin uncertain; cf. -s4

hunk

[huhngk] /hʌŋk/
noun
1.
a large piece or lump; chunk.
2.
Slang.
  1. a handsome man with a well-developed physique.
  2. a large or fat person.
Origin
First recorded in 1805-15, hunk is from the Dutch dialect word hunke
Synonyms
1. block, gobbet, clod, wad, gob.
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  • They ate with a will, and the hunks of bread swiftly disappeared.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • 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.

  • Through this were thrust two hunks of dry bread and two pannikins of "soup."

    The Road

    Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for hunks

hunks

/hʌŋks/
noun (functioning as sing) (rare)
1.
a crotchety old person
2.
a miserly person
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin

hunk

/hʌŋk/
noun
1.
a large piece
2.
(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 hunks

hunk

n.

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 hunks

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]

hunk

noun

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