\ ˈhəŋk How to pronounce hunk (audio) \

Definition of hunk

1 : a large lump, piece, or portion a hunk of bread
2 : an attractive and usually well-built man

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Examples of hunk in a Sentence

a steak cut into meaty hunks That actor is such a hunk!
Recent Examples on the Web One or two of these highlights from our archives paired with a few jars of pickles and a plate of sliced apples or pears (and maybe a nice hunk of cheese) should do the trick. Washington Post, "Thanksgiving appetizer recipes and easy cocktails to start the feast off right," 11 Nov. 2020 Human beings can remotely fly a hunk of aluminum to Mars and drive it around and learn nearly as much about the red surface as Gene Ragan could tell you about Wiregrass dirt. Ike Morgan |, al, "‘Down in Alabama’: ‘Safer at Home’ tweaks, vaccine heroes and Tuscaloosa recounting," 6 Nov. 2020 Barely dodged a hunk of rock hurtling at his cockpit. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Star Wars': Get under Boba Fett's helmet in exclusive 'From a Certain Point of View' excerpt," 30 Oct. 2020 Orbiting the hunk of rock more than 200 million miles from Earth, the spacecraft extended its robotic arm and blasted the asteroid’s surface with pure nitrogen gas. Amy Thompson, Smithsonian Magazine, "NASA Snags Its First Asteroid Sample," 6 Nov. 2020 Our suet feeders are sections of broken tree limbs (six inches in diameter) drilled with holes to be stuffed with suet, hung from a tree with another hunk of wire. Jim Williams, Star Tribune, "Fixing the world one bird feeder at a time," 6 Nov. 2020 Cindy Packard Richmond realistically painted the statue of Neptune in Rome’s Piazza Navona, dwarfed by a huge poster of a shirtless hunk advertising designer pants. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: Exhibit upends male-centric myths, legends and folklore," 16 Oct. 2020 Serve with a big green salad and a hunk of rustic bread. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Cauliflower raises the mealtime steaks," 28 Oct. 2020 Taste for salt/seasonings. Serve over pasta, polenta or in a bowl with a hunk of crusty Italian bread. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Chicken Cacciatore: a big pot, big love Sunday supper," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of hunk

circa 1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hunk

Dutch dialect hunke

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The first known use of hunk was circa 1813

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24 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Hunk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hunk

: a large lump or piece of something
informal : an attractive man


\ ˈhəŋk How to pronounce hunk (audio) \

Kids Definition of hunk

: a large lump or piece

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