Hunks Hunks, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A covetous, sordid man; a miser; a niggard. [1913 Webster]

Pray make your bargain with all the prudence and selfishness of an old hunks. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • hunks — noun /hʌŋks/ A crotchety or surly person; also, a stingy man, a miser. Now, Bildad, I am sorry to say, had the reputation of being an incorrigible old hunks, and in his sea going days, a bitter, hard task master …   Wiktionary

  • hunks — [[t]hʌŋks[/t]] n. pl. hunks 1) a crabbed, disagreeable person 2) a covetous, stingy person; miser • Etymology: 1595–1605; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • hunks — noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1602 a surly ill natured person; especially miser …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hunks — /hungks/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) 1. a crabbed, disagreeable person. 2. a covetous, stingy person; miser. [1595 1605; orig. uncert.; cf. S4] * * * …   Universalium

  • hunks — n. miser; stingy man; selfish mean man; greedy man hʌŋk n. big piece, lump, chunk; good looking man (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hunks — n. Miser, niggard, curmudgeon, codger, lickpenny, skinflint, scrimp, screw, muckworm, sordid wretch, mean fellow …   New dictionary of synonyms

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