What is lunch?
OMG, I just got completely lost in this Google Ngram search that came up when I was looking up the etymology of “lunch”. Basically you can search for the usage of words through recorded history. At least Google’s recorded history, which is based on all of the books they have scanned. If you go to the bottom you can see the earliest recorded usage of whatever term you search for.
Apparently the earliest usage of the word lunch, that Google can find is in an autographed letter signed by Henry Longfellow (though I am unclear on how it is used).
I don’t know if that clearly answered my question of just WHAT lunch is in pertaining to this comic. Though I do like the idea of Hawk confusing his love interests for a “thick piece, hunk”. That makes sense in a lot of ways.