The smell of the unkosher come-on was not unknown to the less-than-petite Conrad honker.
While in total length it is fully half that of the honker, in weight it is not more than one-third.
One bird was in the lead and this he knew to be his old friend, honker.
Thus, "honker" or "hunker" meant one who "stayed put," and was opposed to progress.
The Canada goose, or honker as it is commonly called, was and is quite common on the Coast.
honker gave a little start, but instantly recognizing Peter, came over close to him.
honker himself came ashore close to where Peter was sitting.
So honker told the story, and here it is just as Peter heard it.
Just then honker was interrupted by wild, strange sounds from the middle of the Great River.
Your home is somewhere way up in the Northland where honker the Goose lives, isn't it?
also honkey, derogatory slang word for "white person," by 1967, black slang, of unknown origin, perhaps from late 19c. hunky "East-Central European immigrant," a colloquial shortening of Hungarian. Honky in the sense of "factory hand" is attested from 1946.
The nose; schnozz: and she has a honker as big as yours (1940s+)
: No talkin' or we'll bust your honky heads
A white person; Gray, ofay (1967+ Black)
[fr hunky1, as often normally pronounced in black English]