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bohunk

[ boh-huhngk ]
/ ˈboʊˌhʌŋk /
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noun Slang.
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 hunky3.
a rough, stupid person.
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Origin of bohunk

1900–05, Americanism;Bo(hemian) + Hung(arian), with devoicing of the g

usage note for bohunk

This term originally referred to Hungarian immigrants, and later to Czechs, Poles, and other Slavs.
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How to use bohunk in a sentence

  • This one is for that Bohunk thats down there under the rocks.

    The Snow-Burner|Henry Oyen

British Dictionary definitions for bohunk

bohunk
/ (ˈbəʊˌhʌŋk) /

noun
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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