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Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to an unskilled or semiskilled foreign-born laborer, especially from east central or southeastern Europe.
Compare hunky2 .
a rough, stupid person.
Historical Examples

The Snow-Burner Henry Oyen

(US & Canadian, offensive, slang) a labourer from east or central Europe

An immigrant from central or eastern Europe, usually a Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, or Pole; hunky (1900+)
A stupid, clumsy person; lout (1920+) (Loggers)


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