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HUNK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hunk mean? 

HUNK (noun)
  The noun HUNK has 2 senses:

1. a well-built sexually attractive man
2. a large piece of something without definite shape

  Familiarity information: HUNK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUNK (noun)


Sense 1hunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A well-built sexually attractive man

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("hunk" is a kind of...):

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))


Sense 2hunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large piece of something without definite shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

lump; hunk

Context examples:

a hunk of bread / a lump of coal

Hypernyms ("hunk" is a kind of...):

part; piece (a portion of a natural object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hunk"):

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)


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