plural in form but singular in construction
: a surly ill-natured person
especially : miser

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web My recollection is of two frozen hunks of meat with tomato sauce in-between, fried and served with mayonnaise, tomato and lettuce. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 22 Aug. 2022 Others play pie-in-the-face with doormat-sized hunks of upturned sod. Jonathan Rowe, SPIN, 25 July 2022 Tatum, 41, wanted the hairpiece to pay homage to a range of iconic hunks. Ramin Setoodeh, Variety, 3 Feb. 2022 Himbos — internet hunks willing to go shirtless in the name of freedom (or something). Cady Drell, Rolling Stone, 23 Apr. 2022 At one point in the making-of documentary, Duvall shows her director hunks of her hair. Kelsey Ables, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 Kitty Pappas, who for almost 75 years ran the kitchen of the iconic Woods Cross steakhouse that bore her name and served big hunks of sirloin and slices of cake, has died. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 July 2022 At one point in the making-of documentary, Duvall shows her director hunks of her hair. Kelsey Ables, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 At one point in the making-of documentary, Duvall shows her director hunks of her hair. Kelsey Ables, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hunks was in 1602

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“Hunks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hunks. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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