bohunk

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bo·hunk

 (bō′hŭngk)
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person from east-central Europe, especially a laborer.

[Bo(hemian) + alteration of Hung(arian).]

bohunk

(ˈbəʊˌhʌŋk)
n
offensive slang US and Canadian a labourer from east or central Europe
[C20: blend of Bo(hemian) + Hung(arian), with alteration of g to k]

bohunk

- A lout—but was first a derogatory term for a Hungarian or person of east-central Europe, based on Bohemian Hungarian.
See also related terms for lout.
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For him, if people weren't German they were Bohunks, Polacks, Dagoes, and of course filthy Jew pigs, even if that coward never even hinted at anything like that about Jews in front of Demand.
Talk to the people left in cities on the skids, and you'll quickly hear some variant on one or more of the following: If only heavy industry hadn't gone south, if only Standard Oil or Boeing or Consolidated Fuzz or the Browns hadn't moved, if only the weather were different, if only the blacks or the Puerto Ricans or the Italians or the bohunks or the unions or the Jews or the Bilderbergers or air conditioning hadn't ruined it all.
While he was on a research expedition Holly took up residence in a tent on an island across the lake from their home, and it was while canoeing the vicinity that she met one of "the bohunks from the lumber camp," whose faces, Phonsine explains to Eva, "were a little like ours--they had these wide, wide cheekbones, and black eyes" (48-9).