Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A large piece; a chunk: a hunk of fresh bread.
  • n. Slang A sexually attractive man with a well-developed physique.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large or dense piece of something.
  • n. A sexually attractive boy or man, especially one who is muscular.
  • n. A record of differences between almost contiguous portions of two files (or other sources of information). Differences that are widely separated by areas which are identical in both files would not be part of a single hunk. Differences that are separated by small regions which are identical in both files may comprise a single hunk. Patches are made up of hunks.
  • n. A honyock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large lump or piece; a hunch.
  • n. a sexually attractive, well-built man.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large lump, piece, or slice; a hunch.
  • n. A sluttish, indolent woman.
  • n. In tag and other games, the goal; home: as, to reach hunk; to be on hunk.
  • On hunk; at the goal.
  • Hence, used adjectively
  • In good or satisfactory position or condition; all right: as, I'm all hunk. Also hunky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large piece of something without definite shape
  • n. a well-built sexually attractive man

Etymologies

Perhaps from Flemish hunke, a piece of food.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably Dutch hunke, 1813. The sense of an attractive man is recorded in Australian slang in 1941, in jive talk in 1945. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Well, I'm damned if it's going on my Fireships and fizgigs list!

    May 23, 2011

  • Oh. I should add that the OED says "Possibly a distinct word; Jam. suggests connexion with hunker."

    May 23, 2011

  • My compact edition of the OED has "2. (Sc. dial.) A sluttish, indolent woman; as a 'nasty hunk', a 'lazy hunk'" (but they're citing to "Jamieson 1825").

    May 23, 2011

  • Oh, pshaw, hh! Stuff and nonsense. Balderdash. Poppycock. Fiddlesticks.

    May 23, 2011

  • "A slutty, indolent woman. A drab." --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    May 23, 2011

  • And this is not to be confused with a hunka hunka burnin' love.

    July 21, 2008

  • We need visual verification.

    July 12, 2008

  • You are a muffin of all genders, Darqueau?

    July 12, 2008

  • I am one of these.

    July 12, 2008

  • I love muffins of all genders.

    July 12, 2008

  • I think love muffin is not gender-specific. perhaps you are thinking of studmuffin?

    July 12, 2008

  • Isn't this a love muffin, ilovemuffins?

    July 12, 2008