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hunky1

[huhng-kee]
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adjective Slang.
  1. satisfactory; well; right.
  2. even; leaving no balance.
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Origin of hunky1

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; origin uncertain

hunky2

or hunk·ie

[huhng-kee]
noun, plural hunk·ies. (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of Hungarian or Slavic descent, especially an unskilled or semiskilled worker.
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Origin of hunky2

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

hunky3

[huhng-kee]
adjective, hunk·i·er, hunk·i·est.
  1. Slang. (of a male) having a handsome, well-developed physique.
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Origin of hunky3

First recorded in 1910–15; hunk + -y1
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