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hun·ky 1

n. pl. hun·kies Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person from east-central Europe, especially a laborer.

[Probably shortening and alteration of bohunk.]

hunk·y 2

adj. hunk·i·er, hunk·i·est Slang
Having a well-developed physique; sexually attractive. Used especially of men.


adj, hunkier or hunkiest
(of a man) well-built and sexually attractive
n, pl hunkies
(Peoples) Also: hunkey another word for hunk2


(ˈhʌŋ ki)

n., pl. hunk•ies.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
(sometimes cap.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a term used to refer to a person of Hungarian or Slavic descent, esp. an unskilled or semiskilled worker.)
[1895–1900;perhaps Hung(arian) (with devoicing of -g-, influenced by hunk) + -y2]


(ˈhʌŋ ki)

adj. hunk•i•er, hunk•i•est.
Slang. like a hunk; having a well-developed physique.


[ˈhʌŋkɪ] ADJ (hunkier (compar) (hunkiest (superl)))
1. (= strong) → fuerte, macizo
2. (= attractive) → bueno
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