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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 Kishi, on the other hand, snaps together when not in use, resulting in a pretty small hunk of plastic for porting around in a backpack. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Clever design, lack of Bluetooth make Razer’s new phone gamepad a winner," 7 Jan. 2020 Serve warm, and let everyone pull it apart into hunks. Katie Workman, NBC News, "Transform ho-hum refrigerated biscuits into this garlicky oregano monkey bread," 23 Dec. 2019 East Ninth Street transformed into into a war zone covered in pickup-truck-size hunks of rubble. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "2011, the year Kasich took office, and ‘The Avengers’ came to Cleveland: The biggest stories of 2010s," 18 Dec. 2019 It’s hard to imagine a more potent visual metaphor for this feeling than a human lulled to sleep inside a hunk of metal and glass, hurtling down a highway under the control of proprietary algorithms beamed on board from Palo Alto. Peter C. Baker, New York Times, "‘I Think This Guy Is, Like, Passed Out in His Tesla’," 27 Nov. 2019 Plain couscous is adorned with bright orange hunks of carrot and sweet potato, and a sweet-crunchy garnish of raisins, walnuts, pistachios and sunflower seeds. Michael Mayo,, "Review: Shabo’s Mediterranean Barbecue in Hollywood makes a lateral move for the better," 7 Nov. 2019 Baldwin is a spot-on casting choice who can play an arrogant aristocrat with ease; Norton styles him as a hunk of granite in suspenders, an immovable force of corruption in a fundamentally unfair city. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Motherless Brooklyn Is a Passion Project Without Heart," 31 Oct. 2019 Warsham’s unique take on Vietnamese noodle salad ($13) is given weight with hunks of smoky charred eggplant that contrast well with its sour, lime-dominant dressing. Soleil Ho,, "Wildseed is vegan — but don’t call it that," 25 Oct. 2019 Imagine a universe containing a single, stationary planet and a big hunk of space junk. Wired, "Whoa! Is That Death Star Wreckage on That Planet?," 1 Oct. 2019

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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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11 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Hunk.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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How to pronounce hunk (audio)

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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