hunks


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hunks

 (hŭngks)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
A disagreeable and often miserly person.

[Origin unknown.]

hunks

(hʌŋks)
n (functioning as singular)
1. a crotchety old person
2. a miserly person
[C17: of unknown origin]

hunks

(hʌŋks)

n., pl. hunks.
1. a crabbed, disagreeable person.
2. a covetous, stingy person; miser.
[1595–1605; orig. uncertain]
References in classic literature ?
What of it, if some old hunks of a sea-captain orders me to get a broom and sweep down the decks?
That you become the sole inheritor of the wealth of this rich old hunks, that you and I spend it together, and that you get into the bargain a beautiful young wife.
They had brought him his supper, which was "duffers and dope"--being hunks of dry bread on a tin plate, and coffee, called "dope" because it was drugged to keep the prisoners quiet.
Just as I was moaning out the closing hunks of that word, I touched off one of my electric connections and all that murky world of people stood revealed in a hideous blue glare
You are a deceitful old hunks, Bazin; that is not true.
Whenever a rich old hunks or prodigal heir or bankrupt corporation gets into the notion of putting up a palace, there is no such thing in the world as stopping either of them, and this every intelligent person knows.
Great fangs sunk into the carcass tearing away huge hunks, the mightiest of the apes obtaining the choicest morsels, while the weaker circled the outer edge of the fighting, snarling pack awaiting their chance to dodge in and snatch a dropped tidbit or filch a remaining bone before all was gone.
Cutting off some substantial hunks from the flesh of the /inco/ which we had brought with us, we proceeded to toast them on the end of sharp sticks, as one sees the Kafirs do, and ate them with relish.
HE was open, liberal, gallant, gay; I a crafty hunks of cold and stagnant blood, with no passion but love of saving, and no spirit beyond a thirst for gain.
The little man sat down again upon the pavement with the negligent ease of one who was thoroughly accustomed to pavements; and placing three hunks of coarse bread before himself, and falling to upon a fourth, began contentedly to work his way through them as if to clear them off were a sort of game.
Bolter having had his laugh out, took a series of large bites, which finished his first hunk of bread and butter, and assisted himself to a second.
Pass me along another hunk of fish and some hot corn-bread.