noun, plural in form but singular in construction
\ ˈhəŋ(k)s How to pronounce hunks (audio) \

Definition of hunks

: a surly ill-natured person especially : miser

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Examples of hunks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video above, posted to YouTube by Ruin Road in 2017, gives some up-close views of the hunks of metal, plus other debris, like a child's tricycle and concrete chunks, that were used to stop the erosion. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 31 May 2021 Warm hunks of lobster are tucked into its soft bun and served with a side of melted butter, which some folks use to liberally douse the meat, while others simply dunk before each bite. Amy Drew Thompson,, 21 May 2021 Or how about carbonara -- a full-on carb load of pasta slathered in eggy, cheesy sauce with hunks of pecorino cheese? Julia Buckley, CNN, 18 June 2021 Infused with natural syrups, the fizzy beverage comes in a variety of vivid hues; luscious hunks of fruit, some fresh, some fermented, bob on the bubbles. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, 4 June 2021 Serve this big salad with hunks of rough whole-wheat bread to sop up all the wonderful tidbits left in the bowl. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Ghee can be used in place of butter on everything from vegetables to popcorn, bread and succulent hunks of lobster. Amy Drew Thompson,, 18 May 2021 From there, hefty hunks of that tender, succulent meat are splashed with a barely sweet barbecue sauce and stacked into a just-right bun (baked at Denny's 5th Avenue Bakery in Bloomington) that gets the buttered-and-toasted treatment. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 14 May 2021 The space around Earth is brimming with satellites, rocket parts, and other hunks of metal, and some objects occasionally pass dangerously close to each other and even collide. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of hunks

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hunks

origin unknown

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7 Jul 2021

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“Hunks.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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