\ ˈhəŋk \

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!

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The wall looked like a hunk of moon face topped with sprinkles. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Jaina Lee Ortiz, Star of ‘Station 19,’ Tries Her Own Stunts," 20 Apr. 2018 Offer it up with a hunk of veggie quiche or a plate of splurge-y donuts. Mallorie Sullivan,, "Fourth of July food: Here are 9 last-minute recipes your guests will love," 3 July 2018 Smaller stone paths, already partly overgrown with grasses, and hunks of granite give today’s children something to explore. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Gateway to what?," 28 June 2018 The second Nobu in Texas after Dallas, the restaurant will ply local diners with all the hot and cold seafood jewels, slivers of raw fish and Japanese Wagyu hunks of beef. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Nobu Houston," 30 May 2018 The Twilight hunk looked casual cool in his button down plaid shirt and perfectly fitted jeans. Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, "The Best (And Worst) Fashion Looks at the Teen Choice Awards!," 9 Aug. 2010 The chili-lime design here is perfect for a hunk of juicy melon, and also delicious with mango. Mallorie Sullivan,, "Fourth of July food: Here are 9 last-minute recipes your guests will love," 3 July 2018 Physiologically, pitch is controlled by the larynx, a hollow hunk of multitalented muscle perched at the top of your neck. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "One Sentence With 7 Meanings Unlocks a Mystery of Human Speech," 28 June 2018 Common practice has been to consume them via a hunk of salmon or supplements derived from fish or krill. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "Remote Texas algae farm grows a food for the future," 27 June 2018

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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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Dictionary Entries near hunk

hung up





hunker down


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English Language Learners Definition of hunk

: a large lump or piece of something

: an attractive man


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Kids Definition of hunk

: a large lump or piece

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