Bohunk originates as a slang/derogatory term directed specifically at those of Bohemian descent. Bohemians are from the region now known as The Czech Republic.
It is the equivalent of calling an Irishman a Mick or a German a Kraut.
Both of my grandparents were 100% Bohemian and used the term "dumb bohunk" all the time.
by BohunkHero1212 April 04, 2009
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I am of Bohemian heritage and grew up in Milwaukee WI. Lots of Germans in Milwaukee with all the breweries. High born Germans, who owned much of the city, could be very derogatory to the Central European nationalities. Even low born Germans made comments in my neighborhood. We had so many different CEs living on a 6 block parameter, we had to be careful which bar we walked into alone. Pool stick bar fights could break out easy enough. With a bar/tap on pretty much each corner of the blocks, there was no problem claiming one for your own. They had great names too. Not just the factory beer On Tap sign. We would identify them by the nationality and knew others called us the bohunk tap. There was the kraut tap, the polack etc..

Like other in groups, we'd call each other bohunks. That was ok, but if you ain't one, you'd get pounded. Racist stuff certainly, but back in the day when you've got nothing but dead end blue collar jobs working for the meat packers, tool and die factories or the rough and ready smelting business down in what we called Pig Town, a cold one or 10 each with a sidecar at the end of the day was the way it went. You had to blame someone for your misery.

Still does, which I why I got out.
At the home local tap, 'Hey! What are you krauts doing in here. Why don't you get your ass back to your own place!"
Reply: " Whadda ya talkin about? You invited us down for a game of 9 ball. Stupid bohunks!"
That crazy bohunk went down to the polack bar and got the s&%t beat outta him.

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My grandfather came here from Bohemia just after 1900. He use that word frequently when I was a kid. Apparently, the term has been in use for a long time.
"Yak se mash, Bohunk."
by Edor August 07, 2006
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Originally a rather offensive racial slur describing those of Bohemian descent, now "bohunk" can refer to most any Catholic Slavic immigrant (though it's still offensive).
Greasy bohunks are taking all our jobs away!

The corner store was robbed again. Most be the dirty bohunks.
by tls20 January 08, 2006
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a derogative term used in the USA for Hungarians and Czechs. I'm Hungarian and it doesn't offend me.
"Look at the bohunk."
by Lesto Presto July 07, 2006
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In western Canada bohunks are Ukranians
The other team had these two bohunk defensemen, brothers, with too many letters in their names to fit on their sweaters.
by bob July 20, 2003
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