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hunk

A hunk is a piece or a chunk or a lump, something without a definite shape. You might eat a hunk of cheese or play with a hunk of clay. If you call someone a hunk, you think he’s hot.

For a casual dinner you might just grab a hunk of bread off the loaf and dip it in beef stew, which is full of hunks of meat and potatoes. A completely different type of hunk is a handsome man: "When did your cousin turn into such a hunk?" Hubba hubba! This second meaning dates from around 1945, from African American slang.

Definitions of hunk
  1. noun
    a large piece of something without definite shape
    “a hunk of bread”
    synonyms: lump
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    types:
    nodule
    (mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment)
    nugget
    a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earth
    geode
    (mineralogy) a hollow rock or nodule with the cavity usually lined with crystals
    type of:
    part, piece
    a portion of a natural object
  2. noun
    a well-built, attractive man
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    type of:
    adult male, man
    an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
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