noun Etymology: Dutch dialect hunke Date: circa 1813 1. a large lump, piece, or portion <
a hunk of bread
2. an attractive and usually well-built man

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Hunk — Hunk, n. [Cf. {Hunch}.] 1. A large lump or piece; a hunch; as, a hunk of bread. [Colloq.] 2. a sexually attractive, well built man. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hunk — [hʌŋk] n [Date: 1800 1900; : Flemish; Origin: hunke] 1.) a thick piece of something, especially food, that has been taken from a bigger piece hunk of ▪ a hunk of bread 2.) informal a sexually attractive man with a big strong body …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hunk — [ hʌŋk ] noun count 1. ) a large piece of a solid substance: a hunk of meat/bread/plastic/concrete 2. ) INFORMAL a strong and sexually attractive man …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hunk — [huŋk] n. [Fl hunke, hunk] Informal 1. a large piece, lump, or slice of bread, meat, etc.; chunk 2. a sexually attractive man, esp. one who is large and well built …   English World dictionary

  • hunk — (n.) 1813, large piece cut off, possibly from W.Flem. hunke (used of bread and meat), which is perhaps related to Du. homp lump, hump. Meaning attractive, sexually appealing man is first attested 1945 in jive talk (in Australian slang, it is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hunk — [n] chunk of solid material a lot*, batch, bit, block, bulk, bunch, clod, glob, gob*, large piece, loads*, loaf, lump, mass, morsel, nugget, piece, pile, portion, quantity, slab, slice, wad, wedge; concepts 470,471 …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • Hunk — {{Ficha de personaje |color = |color texto = |nombre = Hunk |obra = Resident Evil |imagen = |tamañoimagen = |pie imagen = |primera aparición = Resident Evil 2 |última aparición = [[Resident Evil:operacion raccon city |última aparición causa =… …   Wikipedia Español

  • hunk — [[t]hʌ̱ŋk[/t]] hunks 1) N COUNT: usu N of n A hunk of something is a large piece of it. ...a thick hunk of bread. ...hunks of wood. 2) N COUNT (approval) If you refer to a man as a hunk, you mean that he is big, strong, and sexually attractive.… …   English dictionary

  • hunk — bo·hunk; cut·ty·hunk; hunk; …   English syllables

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