- 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 hunk
GERARD BUTLER The Scottish hunk is—surprisingly—leaning towards “NO” when it comes to Scottish independence.Celebs Pick Sides on Scotland Referendum: Sean Connery, Andy Murray, Prince Harry, and More
September 19, 2014
Does this hunk of glass make up for his untenable relationships?And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars
March 24, 2014
In his childhood, he was put in a hospital for the criminally insane after biting a hunk of flesh out of his 9-month-old sister.'Criminal Minds'' 7 Most Crazed Killers: From Human Marionettes to "The Reaper"
September 25, 2013
Could a hunk of crystal really be the oldest thing on Earth?Space Bling: From Diamond Planets to Crystal Oceans to Precious Moon Jewels
Alexa Valiente, Jaewon Kang
October 13, 2012
But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.Why "You Didn't Build That" Stings the Successful
July 27, 2012
Just as I said, it was all hunk till I struck the rocks, and I've been up in the air ever since.Pathfinder
A hunk of solid, non-magnetic metal about the size of an office desk.Spacehounds of IPC
Edward Elmer Smith
I have been playing encyclopedia for that hunk of animated machinery for an hour.Unwise Child
Gordon Randall Garrett
But Hunk was one of the old crowd that didn't need much dodgin'.
That is, it seemed like business to him; for, in his special way, Hunk had been comin' along.
- a large piece
- Also called: hunk of a man slang a well-built, sexually attractive man
Word Origin and History for hunk
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).