Definition of hunk in English:

hunk

Line breaks: hunk
Pronunciation: /hʌŋk
 
/

noun

1A large piece of something, especially food, cut or broken off a larger piece: a hunk of bread
More example sentences
  • By using knives and forks to cut food into smaller pieces, we no longer need a large enough jaw to cram in big hunks of food.
  • The blast, not far from diplomatic quarters and the king's main palace, left piles of rubble, hunks of twisted metal, broken glass and a large crater.
  • As they turned to face their attacker, they were met with a spread of missiles that sent them flying back in tangled hunks of shrapnel.
Synonyms
chunk, large piece, slab, wedge, block, lump, mass, square, gobbet, dollop, portion; Scottishdod
British informal wodge
North American informal gob
rare nub
2 informal A large, strong, sexually attractive man: a Hollywood hunk
More example sentences
  • This is a woman whose man-meeting strategy is to go on cruises and toss herself overboard to attract rescue-minded hunks.
  • After Jan grows up to be a young hunk, he too attracts the attention of the fairer sex.
  • Would you vote for an unapologetically sexually aggressive hunk, however past his prime?
Synonyms
muscleman, strongman, macho, macho man, iron man, Hercules, Atlas, Samson, Tarzan
informal tough guy, he-man, beefcake, stud, bruiser
North American informal studmuffin

Origin

early 19th century: probably of Dutch or Low German origin.

Definition of hunk in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day guzzle
Pronunciation: ˈgʌz(ə)l
verb
eat or drink (something) greedily