noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Origin of hunks
Definition for hunks (2 of 2)
- a handsome man with a well-developed physique.
- a large or fat person.
Origin of hunk
Examples from the Web for hunks
Oh, I think there are plenty of hunks left on Game of Thrones.Kit Harington: Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Learns to Fight Dirty|Marlow Stern|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And all around Jon and Eric could see wrecked hardware, hunks of metal, smashed trucks, and shells.The Night the SEALS Captured the Butcher of Fallujah|Patrick Robinson|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When we get to the theater, the ticket vendor fans herself, swooning at the sight of all the hunks.‘Magic Mike’ Review: 5 Strippers on the Channing Tatum Film|Ramin Setoodeh|June 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Hunks of safety glass splashed out over the forward deck, but better that than my head.The Knights of Arthur|Frederik Pohl
And is she indeed gone—and your honest father too—and none left at home but that hunks, little John?The Armourer's Prentices|Charlotte M. Yonge
She'd throw him hunks o' bread, chunks o' cold meat, and so on.Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6)|John McElroy
Still Mamie Sue does attentively feed her fudge in hunks while she darns.Phyllis|Maria Thompson Daviess
It had to be stretched a long time and then greased with hunks of fat.Captives of the Flame|Samuel R. Delany
British Dictionary definitions for hunks (1 of 2)
noun (functioning as singular) rare
Word Origin for hunks
British Dictionary definitions for hunks (2 of 2)
Word Origin for hunk
Word Origin and History for hunks
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).