Mid Week Word: Chunk #southernstyle #southernslang

I used the word “chunk” in my upcoming novella Fall Rush. My editor thought I’d made an error, but this is the word I’ve always used when I throw something.

“Chunk me that book.” “I chunked it in the trash.” “I don’t trust you any farther than I can chunk you.” (Okay, so maybe not that last one, but you get the idea.)

I looked it up on Dictionary.com to be sure I hadn’t lost my mind. You have to scroll down the page a bit to find it, but this is what it says: 1. to toss or throw; chuck


Notice it says South Midland and Southern US. That made me smile. We do things a little differently down here sometimes.

Have you ever chunked anything?