Hunky

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Hunky in good position
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Idioms

Hunky Dory - If something is hunky dory, it is perfectly satisfactory, fine.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. honk.

Usage

In literature:

He's all hunky with the officials.
"White Fang" by Jack London
Said to go to bed and get a good sleep and I'd be all hunky-dory in the morning.
"The Night-Born" by Jack London
These Dagoes and Hunkies have got to learn that this is a white man's country, and they ain't wanted here.
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
You're all right, and the spot is hunky-dory, and it's the durned old boat hez made the mistake, begosh!
"The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories" by Owen Wister
One night I found Hunky standing at a corner of Twenty-third Street and Third Avenue after an absence of several months.
"Options" by O. Henry
The bear howled murder as the stuff ran into his eyes, and plunking himself on his hunkies, he began to paw and scrape it out.
"Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters" by Henry Wallace Phillips
Now I'm fixed all hunky dory.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
HUNKY BEN IS SORELY PERPLEXED.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
Specially after I'd given the once-over to this giddy mob of Wops and Hunkies and Sneezowskis.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Why, hang it, I'd just about been drowned this time if it hadn't been for this hunky-dory life preserver!
"Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise" by Louis Arundel
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In poetry:

I shall cry over the dead child of a stockyards hunky.
His job is sweeping blood off the floor.
He gets a dollar seventy cents a day when he works
And it's many tubs of blood he shoves out with a broom
day by day.
"The Right To Grief" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

Kristen Stewart had a slight slip of the tongue on the Late Show with David Letterman Monday, when discussing the worldwide tour she's been on promoting the Twilight films with her hunky co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
The 32-year-old actress leaked a sexy photo of herself next to a hunky, shirtless male model via Twitter Wednesday.
Here's what you do: Strategically arrange 30 sushi rolls and 60 sashimi pieces atop a naked, and oh so hunky, male model.
Emily Maynard may seem smitten by hunky Georgia boy Ryan Bowers on The Bachelorette, but as it turns out, the 31-year-old has a hidden agenda that consists of much more than wooing the single mom.
Though she's happily engaged to hunky Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth, even Miley has a crush on one of the 1D boys.
An ex-girlfriend of Miley Cyrus' hunky Australian co-star claims the teen starlet stole her man.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta diva Phaedra Parks is so determined to hold the attention of her husband, hunky Apollo Nida, that she brings out the big buns .
An ex-girlfriend of Miley Cyrus ' hunky Australian co-star claims the teen starlet stole her man.
The hunky Jets quarterback has been spotted out and about recently with "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria, and now the actress has confirmed that she and Sanchez are in fact an item.
News of Miley Cyrus' getting engaged to hunky actor Liam Hemsworth broke this morning (June 6) and now, images of the ring are spouting up online.
He's cable's hunky silver- haired fox, but that's not why we love him.
Who this time one week ago was still sporting a black eye -- stepped out in L.A. Friday, Dec 6, looking his usual hunky self.
Shared plates and creative cocktails have replaced plumbing and electrical supplies at Laurel Hardware, a new West Hollywood haven for hunky men, leggy blondes, and the rest of the trendy Los Angeles crowd.
Patrick Schwarzenegger, the hunky 17-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, is grabbing the spotlight in his own rite.
From 'The Towering Inferno ' to 'Chicago Fire': Entertainment's hunky firemen.
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