hunks

[ huhngks ]
/ hʌŋks /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

a crabbed, disagreeable person.
a covetous, stingy person; miser.

Origin of hunks

1595–1605; origin uncertain; cf. -s4

Definition for hunks (2 of 2)

hunk

[ huhngk ]
/ hʌŋk /

noun

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

Origin of hunk

First recorded in 1805–15, hunk is from the Dutch dialect word hunke

SYNONYMS FOR hunk

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British Dictionary definitions for hunks (1 of 2)

hunks

/ (hʌŋks) /

noun (functioning as singular) rare

a crotchety old person
a miserly person

Word Origin for hunks

C17: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for hunks (2 of 2)

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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