\ 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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Add the block or hunks of frozen chicken, stir well, and lock the lid onto the pot. NBC News, "An Instant Pot chicken teriyaki recipe that goes from freezer to table in 20 minutes," 5 Sep. 2019 And while those hunks of metal and concrete are in sore need of a fix, putting them back in shape won’t do much to stop the storms that are coming for them. Alex Davies, WIRED, "The Senate's Transportation Plan Reckons With Climate Change," 1 Aug. 2019 In the middle of it all is the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, sitting idly yet ready for takeoff at any moment. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "How Disney Built a Star Wars Planet," 3 June 2019 With cooler breezes trickling in and warmer jackets reemerging, the urge for brothier meals — to be sipped and savored, with a toasty hunk of bread — returns. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "10 plant-based soup recipes to warm your body and soul," 16 Sep. 2019 Serve this stew with a hunk of crusty bread on the side and a crisp salad, or use it as a topping for pasta or a grain bowl. Simran Singh, The Mercury News, "Quick Cook: An easy, spicy Chickpea and Chorizo Stew for fall," 5 Sep. 2019 Dubbed Le Grande K, or Big K, this lonely hunk of platinum and iridium has defined mass around the globe for more than a century—from bathroom scales to medical lab balances. Robert Rathe, National Geographic, "The kilogram is forever changed. Here's why that matters.," 20 May 2019 What remain are the preforms that failed, about ten twisted hunks of plastic that are too fat or too short or uneven or broken and had to be stopped in the middle of spooling. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 Mtsvadi, hunks of pork grilled over grapevines until crackling and drippy, are a specialty at Nikala, a no-frills roadside restaurant in Vardisubani next to Chateau Mere wine hotel. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Georgian Wine Country," 5 Sep. 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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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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