Nearby words

  1. honestly,
  2. honesty,
  3. honesty box,
  4. honesty is the best policy,
  5. honewort,
  6. honey ant,
  7. honey badger,
  8. honey bear,
  9. honey bucket,
  10. honey bun

Origin of honey

before 900; Middle English hony, Old English hunig; cognate with Dutch, German honig, Old Norse hunang; akin to Greek knēkós pale yellow, tawny

Related formshon·ey·ful, adjectivehon·ey·less, adjectivehon·ey·like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for honey

honey

/ (ˈhʌnɪ) /

noun

verb honeys, honeying, honeyed or honied

(tr) to sweeten with or as if with honey
(often foll by up) to talk to (someone) in a fond or flattering way
Derived Formshoney-like, adjective

Word Origin for honey

Old English huneg; related to Old Norse hunang, Old Saxon hanig, German Honig, Greek knēkos yellowish, Sanskrit kánaka- gold

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