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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Isn't that considerate of you, letting a Bohunk and a Jew even sit down in your presence," Bronstein said acidly.
Free to walk down the sidewalk in his Sunday best and not have some grimy, smelly, bohunk cross to the other side.
People of Slavic origin in Canada were derogatorily called honkie, hunkie, and bohunk.
Goska, for instance, maintains that "the image of the uncultured Bohunk had been depicted in popular literature before [Streetcar], but it entered the canon" with Williams's play which "dramatizes the racists' fear of miscegenation, and its twin conviction that America, overwhelmed by an influx of inferior others, was committing 'race suicide'" ("The Bohunk in American Cinema," Journal of Popular Culture 39.
I was an American, not a Bohunk or a Slovak or a greenhorn.
Voting with our feet was inherently a dissent, and our democracy was raucous to start with: coonskin cap versus top hat, hillbilly or flatlander, hayseed, city slicker, bohunk or blue blood.
If there had to be a stranger on the island, he was no lover," as Phonsine told her, "but exactly the intruder Garth feared: a bohunk from the lumber camp.
And then old snowbirds and white hound-looking faces, guys with Wobbly cards from an earlier time, old Bohunk women with letters explaining what was wanted, and all varieties of assaulted kissers, infirmity, drunkenness, dazedness, innocence, limping, crawling, insanity, prejudice, and from downright leprosy the whole way again to the most vigorous straight-backed beauty.
Popstar" updates the jilted woman theme, as the protagonist's bohunk flees for the newest star on the block: "Your baby wants to be a popstar/Probably just to spite me/She thinks it's so easy to get to the top.
In the Canada of the '20s that meant you were a Ukrainian bohunk.
But they don't include "honky," which many blacks call whites, or dago, wop, heeb, kike, mick, herring-chocker, frog, kraut, bohunk, or polack.