Hunk meaning

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(slang) A physically attractive man, usually with a well-developed physique.
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A sexually attractive man, esp. one who is large and well-built.
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The definition of a hunk is a large piece of something, or an attractive man.

An example of a hunk is a big chunk of cheese.

An example of a hunk is George Clooney.

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(informal) A sexually attractive boy or man, especially one who is muscular.
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(computing) A record of differences between almost contiguous portions of two files (other sources of information). Differences that are widely separated by areas which are identical in both files would not be part of a single hunk. Differences that are separated by small regions which are identical in both files may comprise a single hunk. Patches are made up of hunks.
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(US, slang) A honyock.
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(informal) A large piece; a chunk.

A hunk of fresh bread.

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A large piece, lump, or slice of bread, meat, etc.; chunk.
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A large or dense piece of something.

A hunk of metal.

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Origin of hunk

  • Perhaps from Flemish hunke a piece of food

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably Dutch hunke, 1813. The sense of an attractive man is recorded in Australian slang in 1941, in jive talk in 1945.

    From Wiktionary