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hunk

[ huhngk ]
/ hʌŋk /
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noun

a large piece or lump; chunk.
Slang.
  1. a handsome man with a well-developed physique.
  2. a large or fat person.

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Origin of hunk

First recorded in 1805–15, hunk is from the Dutch dialect word hunke
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British Dictionary definitions for hunk

hunk
/ (hʌŋk) /

noun

a large piece
Also called: hunk of a man slang a well-built, sexually attractive man

Word Origin for hunk

C19: probably related to Flemish hunke; compare Dutch homp lump
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