bohunk
noun Etymology: Bohemian + Hunk person of central European descent, by shortening & alteration from Hungarian Date: circa 1903 usually disparaging a person of central European descent or birth

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  • Bohunk — 1903, U.S. derogatory slang for lower class immigrant from Central or Eastern Europe, probably from Bohemian + a distortion of Hungarian …   Etymology dictionary

  • bohunk — ☆ bohunk [bō′huŋk΄ ] n. [< BO(HEMIAN) + HUN(GARIAN) + k] Slang a person from EC Europe: a derisive or contemptuous term …   English World dictionary

  • bohunk — 1. n. a resident of or an immigrant from an Eastern European country, such as Poland, Hungary, etc. (A nickname. Can be perceived as derogatory. Usually objectionable.) □ The bohunks can really cook up some fine food. 2. n. an oafish person.… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bohunk — Picture a guy not too bright, very good looking otherwise. Could be more good looking if he didn t roll his shirt sleeves up so high and wear his pants so tight. If you come across this type, you ve just met a bohunk …   Dictionary of american slang

  • bohunk — Picture a guy not too bright, very good looking otherwise. Could be more good looking if he didn t roll his shirt sleeves up so high and wear his pants so tight. If you come across this type, you ve just met a bohunk …   Dictionary of american slang

  • bohunk — /boh hungk /, n. 1. Slang (disparaging and offensive). an unskilled or semiskilled foreign born laborer, esp. from east central or southeastern Europe. Cf. hunky2. 2. a rough, stupid person. [1900 05, Amer.; BO(HEMIAN) + HUNG(ARIAN), with… …   Universalium

  • bohunk — noun /ˈboʊhʌŋk/ a) An immigrant from Eastern or Central Europe. b) A brawny or coarse person …   Wiktionary

  • bohunk — n American an East European immigrant. This old term deriving from Bohemian/Hungar ian is offensive and occasionally still heard. It is synonymous with oaf …   Contemporary slang

  • bohunk — n. semiskilled worker or lower class immigrant or descendant from central or southeast Europe (offensive Slang); harsh and stupid person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bohunk — [ bəʊhʌŋk] noun N. Amer. informal, derogatory an immigrant from central or SE Europe. Origin early 20th cent.: appar. from Bohemian + hunk, alt. of Hungarian …   English new terms dictionary

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