Hunky Hunk"y, a. [Perh. fr. {Hunk}.] All right; in a good condition; also, even; square. [Slang, U. S.]

He . . . began to shoot; began to get ``hunky'' with all those people who had been plugging at him. --Stephen Crane. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • hunky — UK [ˈhʌŋkɪ] / US adjective Word forms hunky : adjective hunky comparative hunkier superlative hunkiest informal a man who is hunky is physically strong and sexually attractive …   English dictionary

  • hunky — adjective (hunkier; est) Date: 1972 being a hunk ; attractive and usually well built < the film s hunky leading man > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hunky — hunk|y [ˈhʌŋki] adj a man who is hunky is sexually attractive and has a big strong body →↑macho …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hunky — hunk|y [ hʌŋki ] adjective INFORMAL a man who is hunky is physically strong and sexually attractive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hunky — adjective a man who is hunky is attractive and strong looking …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hunky — I. /ˈhʌŋki/ (say hungkee) adjective Colloquial → hunky dory. II. /ˈhʌŋki/ (say hungkee) noun (plural hunkies) US Colloquial (derogatory) (racist) an unskilled or semiskilled worker of foreign birth, especially a Hungarian. Compare bohunk …   Australian English dictionary

  • hunky — hunk ► NOUN 1) a large piece cut or broken from something larger. 2) informal a sexually attractive man. DERIVATIVES hunky adjective. ORIGIN probably Dutch or Low German …   English terms dictionary

  • Hunky — also Hunkie noun (plural Hunkies) Etymology: alteration of Hungarian Date: circa 1896 usually disparaging a person of central or east European birth or descent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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