hunky

1
[huhng-kee]

adjective Slang.

satisfactory; well; right.
even; leaving no balance.

Nearby words

  1. hunk,
  2. hunker,
  3. hunkers,
  4. hunkpapa,
  5. hunks,
  6. hunky-dory,
  7. hunner's ulcer,
  8. hunnish,
  9. huns,
  10. hunt

Origin of hunky

1
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; origin uncertain

hunky

2

or hunk·ie

[huhng-kee]

noun, plural hunk·ies. (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of Hungarian or Slavic descent, especially an unskilled or semiskilled worker.

Origin of hunky

2
1895–1900; perhaps Hung(arian) (with devoicing of -g-, influenced by hunk) + -y2; cf. bohunk

hunky

3
[huhng-kee]

adjective, hunk·i·er, hunk·i·est.

Slang. (of a male) having a handsome, well-developed physique.

Origin of hunky

3
First recorded in 1910–15; hunk + -y1

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