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hunk

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noun \ˈhəŋk\

Simple Definition of hunk

  • : a large lump or piece of something

  • : an attractive man

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hunk

  1. 1 :  a large lump, piece, or portion <a hunk of bread>

  2. 2 :  an attractive and usually well-built man

Examples of hunk in a sentence

  1. a steak cut into meaty hunks

  2. That actor is such a hunk!



Origin and Etymology of hunk

Dutch dialect hunke


First Known Use: circa 1813


HUNK Defined for Kids

hunk

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noun \ˈhəŋk\

Definition of hunk for Students

  1. :  a large lump or piece




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