Origin: Western PA / Monongahela Valley
area of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Derivation from "You" and "Hunk
" or "Hunky
". Referrring to the Eastern European / Bohemian ethnicity (Slovaks, Poles, Hungarians, Russo-Slavic, et al) of the majority of 19th and 20th Century immigrants to work in the steel mills
and coal mines. Bohunk
is also sometimes used to describe the mixed / general ethnicity. Millhunk
refers to one who works or has worked in one of the steel mills or foundries in the Greater Pittsburgh area.