\ 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 choice here is either being that person with a large hunk of plastic tethered to their phone or going this painless route, where the tradeoff is waiting a bit longer for the battery to recharge your device. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The best battery packs for carrying everywhere and charging everything," 17 Aug. 2018 Tear a hunk of flatbread, smear on some yogurt and pull off pieces of fish to layer on top. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Easiest Way to Eat More Healthy Fish," 16 Jan. 2019 Usually kitchen forks are two-pronged and fairly narrow, meant for lifting a hunk of meat or poultry or to assist with carving. Florence Fabricant, The Seattle Times, "8 great kitchen tools you didn’t know you needed," 29 Aug. 2018 Next came my favorite part: using a vegetable peeler to shave a big hunk of Parmesan into shards. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "This Easy Caesar Salad Recipe Makes Me Feel Like a Fancy, Old-School Chef," 25 June 2018 Pozole brings a big hunk of tender stewed pork in a beautiful broth studded with hominy. Craig Laban,, "Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks," 22 June 2018 So how to explain the way cinema processes so many diverse, nuanced books into generic, nearly identical hunks of cookie-cutter product? Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Films like The House With a Clock In Its Walls are poisonous to kids’ cinema," 23 Sep. 2018 The pattern features hunks of jagged aqua and amber meant to resemble an archipelago, but one that’s out of this world. Sheila Marikar, ELLE Decor, "An Ode to the Perverse Pleasure of Needlepoint," 6 Sep. 2018 Those who want their own private hunk of Rim Country should set their sights on Chevelon Canyon Lake. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Cool off this summer at these lakes near Payson," 8 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

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hunker down


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English Language Learners Definition of hunk

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


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Kids Definition of hunk

: a large lump or piece

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