hunk

noun
\ 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!

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The actor, who had been starring on Riverdale up until his passing, got his career started on soap operas Loving and Another World, but was catapulted into superstardom by his role as brooding teen hunk Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "How to Stream '90210' Right Now for a Dose of Nostalgia," 4 Mar. 2019 In the movie, Rachel takes a whirlwind trip to visit her boyfriend Nick’s (Henry Golding) family in Singapore, only to discover that her mild-mannered hunk of a significant other is actually one of Asia’s most eligible — and wealthiest — bachelors. Cady Lang, Time, "The Trailer for Crazy Rich Asians Has Arrived — and It's Insanely Opulent," 23 Apr. 2018 But this muddy little hunk of terra firma in the South Pacific presents enough unsolved mysteries to keep Slayback busy for a while. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "A Young Island in the South Pacific Oozes Mysteries and Mud," 5 Feb. 2019 To us, the average hunk of plastic looks about the same, other than the color. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling," 31 Dec. 2018 There was, of course, the requisite fake snowstorm, through which hunks with huskies made their way. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Once Upon a Time a Snowflake Fell for a Polar Bear—At a Moncler Gamme Rouge Show," 28 Dec. 2018 An elementary school child can understand that a hunk of metal weighs a kilogram, but quantum mechanics? Brian Resnick, Vox, "The world is about to redefine the kilogram," 15 Nov. 2018 That the glittering hunk of metal won’t crash on the moon’s surface. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "“First Man” Is a Film About Failure," 4 Oct. 2018 The petrified hunks went from a brown, fecal color to more of a bone-like ivory, Holbrook said. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "London museum is livestreaming a key 21st-century artifact—festering sewage," 18 Aug. 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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More Definitions for hunk

hunk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hunk

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

hunk

noun
\ ˈhəŋk How to pronounce hunk (audio) \

Kids Definition of hunk

: a large lump or piece

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