Hunky definition

hŭngkē
(slang) A person from EC Europe or of Hungarian or Slavic extraction.
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Of, like, or characteristic of a hunk.
adjective
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Having a well-developed physique; sexually attractive. Used especially of men.
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Used as a disparaging term for a person from east-central Europe, especially a laborer.
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(slang) Exhibiting strong, masculine beauty.
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Shaped like a hunk, or piece; chunky.
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(North America, slang, ethnic slur) A person of Hungarian or Slavic, especially Ukrainian, descent.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hunky
Plural:
hunkies

Adjective

Base Form:
hunky
Comparative:
hunkier
Superlative:
hunkiest

Origin of hunky

  • Probably shortening and alteration of bohunk

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

  • From the older hunk, probably alteration of Hungarian. Compare bohunk.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably Dutch hunke, 19th century.

    From Wiktionary