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Origin and Meaning of Chunk

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  • A user from Minnesota, United States says the name Chunk is of Bantu origin and means "Gift of God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chunk
A short, thick piece of anything.

Etymology: Cf. Chump

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A compact mass
  2. A substantial amount ("we won a chunk of money")
  3. Group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side
  4. Put together indiscriminately

Variant of chuck; or alternatively a variation of chump (“chunk; block”) (compare hunk from hump, etc.).

  1. A part of something that has been separated.
    The statue broke into .
  2. A representative portion of a substance, often large and irregular.
    a of granite
  3. (computing) A discrete segment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.

Notable Persons Named Chunk

He breathed his last breath on January 7th, 1874.


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Fun Facts about the name Chunk

  • When was the first name Chunk first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Chunk is Tuesday, March 22nd, 1887.
  • How unique is the name Chunk? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Chunk. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Chunk: Your name in reverse order is Knuhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kcuhn. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Chunk born Aug 23, 1978

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yugoslavia approximately on 1500. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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