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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.


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 Nhuck. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Chunk born Feb 27, 1961

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 Oceania approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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