\ 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

Examples of hunk in a Sentence

a steak cut into meaty hunks That actor is such a hunk!
Recent Examples on the Web That's a big hunk of the more than 12 billion letters, cards and packages the postal service expects to deliver between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Rachel Layne, CBS News, 15 Dec. 2021 The dumbest hunk on Bravo acquitted himself nicely this season, even ending on an MCU-style extra scene teasing his future with Paige. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021 Midway through The Matrix, Cypher glides a knife through an enormous steak, gazes at the hunk of meat dangling off his fork, and acknowledges that his reality is not, well, real. Amy Webb, Wired, 1 Dec. 2021 This hunk of ice at the bottom of the world is roughly the same size as Britain or Florida. Eric Mack, Forbes, 25 Dec. 2021 The machine ended up a farcical hunk of equipment, a laugh line for both the Jetsons and the audience. Britt H. Young, Wired, 14 Dec. 2021 The brutal launch and unexpected handling prowess from such a large hunk of metal was astounding then and remains so to this day. Jacob Kurowicki, Car and Driver, 10 Dec. 2021 The sweater selection itself was uncontroversial, yet the color, a shade of pink traditionally reserved for teen girl diaries and baby girl onesies, was still startling when worn by a hunk. New York Times, 15 Dec. 2021 The dismembered bits are gross but effective: Nothing makes killer Ts go wild more than a hunk of mutilated virus splattered onto the surface of an infected cell. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 14 Dec. 2021

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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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5 Jan 2022

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“Hunk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of hunk

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


\ ˈhəŋk How to pronounce hunk (audio) \

Kids Definition of hunk

: a large lump or piece

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