Definition of hunk in English:


Line breaks: hunk
Pronunciation: /hʌŋk


  • 1A large piece of something, especially food, cut or broken off a larger piece: a hunk of bread
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    • 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.
    chunk, large piece, slab, wedge, block, lump, mass, square, gobbet, dollop, portion; Scottish dod
    British informal wodge
    North American informal gob
    rare nub


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

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