hunky

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adjective \ ˈhəŋ-kē \

Definition of hunky

hunkier; hunkiest
:being a hunk :attractive and usually well-built
  • the film's hunky leading man

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Hunky

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noun Hun·ky \ ˈhəŋ-kē \
variants: or less commonly Hunkie

Definition of Hunky

plural Hunkies
dated, usually disparaging + offensive
:a person of central or east European birth or descent

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Origin and Etymology of hunky

alteration of Hungarian


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