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bohunk

1. n. a resident of or an immigrant from an Eastern European country, such as Poland, Hungary, etc. (A nickname. Can be perceived as derogatory. Usually objectionable.) The bohunks can really cook up some fine food.
2. n. an oafish person. (Usually refers to a male. Usually objectionable.) Get outa here, you stupid bohunk!
3. n. a term of endearment for a close friend or child. Okay, you bohunks, come to dinner now.
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Isn't that considerate of you, letting a Bohunk and a Jew even sit down in your presence," Bronstein said acidly.
While he was on a research expedition Holly took up residence in a tent on an island across the lake from their home, and it was while canoeing the vicinity that she met one of "the bohunks from the lumber camp," whose faces, Phonsine explains to Eva, "were a little like ours--they had these wide, wide cheekbones, and black eyes" (48-9).
The rest are Poles, Slavs, Finns, Letts, and Bohunks.
Earlier, Scandinavians made good money on the railway, but now bohunks are working = Poles & Galaciers & such people.
But on some places the bohunks get priority since those poor idiots will gladly work for food alone.
They were Polaks, Honkies, Bohunks, DPs, and Human Garbage.
Editor's note: bohunk is probably derived from Bohemian plus Hunk, which is derived by the shortening and alteration of Hungarian.
The critics who would have us believe that there is something essentially unpoetical about a bohunk (whatever a bohunk may be) and something essentially poetical about Sir Lancelot of the Lake are, of course, simply negligible.