- 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.
Origin of bohunk
This term originally referred to Hungarian immigrants, and later to Czechs, Poles, and other Slavs.
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Historical Examples of bohunk
This one is for that Bohunk thats down there under the rocks.The Snow-Burner
- 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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1903, U.S. derogatory slang for "lower class immigrant from Central or Eastern Europe," probably from Bohemian + a distortion of Hungarian.
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