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honk

[ hongk, hawngk ]
/ hɒŋk, hɔŋk /
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noun
the cry of a goose.
any similar sound, as of an automobile horn.
verb (used without object)
to emit a honk.
to cause an automobile horn to sound: He drove up in front of the house and honked.
verb (used with object)
to cause (an automobile horn) to sound: The driver honked his horn impatiently.
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Origin of honk

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for honk

honk
/ (hɒŋk) /

noun
a representation of the sound made by a goose
any sound resembling this, esp a motor horn
British and Australian slang a bad smell
verb
to make or cause (something) to make such a sound
(intr) British a slang word for vomit
British and Australian slang to have a bad smell
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