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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: CHUCK2

chunk

noun
     
chunk [countable]
1 a large thick piece of something that does not have an even shape:
ice chunks
chunk of
a chunk of bread
2 a large part or amount of something:
The rent takes a large chunk out of my monthly salary.
chunk of
A huge chunk of the audience got up and left before the end of the show.
3

a chunk of change

American English informal a large amount of money:
Lurie risked a pretty big chunk of change on the race.

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