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hunky

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English

Etymology 1

Probably Flemish hunke, 19th century.

Adjective

hunky (comparative hunkier, superlative hunkiest)

Positive
hunky

Comparative
hunkier

Superlative
hunkiest

  1. (slang) Exhibiting strong, masculine beauty.
  2. Hunk-shaped.
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Etymology 2

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

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
hunky

Plural
hunkies

hunky (hunkies)
  1. (North America, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person of Hungarian or Slavic, especially Ukrainian, descent.

References

  • “hunky” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004

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