[ on-ist-tuh-goo d-nis ]
/ ˈɒn ɪst təˈgʊd nɪs /


real or genuine.


really, truly, or genuinely.

Nearby words

  1. honest,
  2. honest broker,
  3. honest injun,
  4. honest john,
  5. honest to god,
  6. honestly,
  7. honesty,
  8. honesty box,
  9. honesty is the best policy,
  10. honewort

Also hon·est-to-God [on-ist-tuh-god] /ˈɒn ɪst təˈgɒd/.

Origin of honest-to-goodness

First recorded in 1915–20

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