from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person, especially a laborer, from east-central Europe.
  • adj. Slang Having a well-developed physique; sexually attractive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Exhibiting strong, masculine beauty.
  • adj. Shaped like a hunk, or piece; chunky.
  • n. A person of Hungarian or Slavic, especially Ukrainian, descent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. All right; in a good condition; also, even; square.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hunk, 2.


Probably shortening and alteration of bohunk.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably Dutch hunke, 19th century. (Wiktionary)
From the older hunk, probably alteration of Hungarian. Compare bohunk. (Wiktionary)


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