[ boh-huhngk ]
/ ˈboʊˌhʌŋk /
Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to an unskilled or semiskilled foreign-born laborer, especially from east central or southeastern Europe.Compare hunky2.
a rough, stupid person.
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usage note for bohunk
This term originally referred to Hungarian immigrants, and later to Czechs, Poles, and other Slavs.
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British Dictionary definitions for bohunk
/ (ˈbəʊˌhʌŋk) /
US and Canadian offensive, slang a labourer from east or central Europe
Word Origin for bohunk
C20: blend of Bo (hemian) + Hung (arian), with alteration of g to k
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