- the cry of a goose.
- any similar sound, as of an automobile horn.
- to emit a honk.
- to cause an automobile horn to sound: He drove up in front of the house and honked.
- to cause (an automobile horn) to sound: The driver honked his horn impatiently.
Origin of honk
Examples from the Web for honk
Contemporary Examples of honk
So I asked the driver to honk the horn, which he does, and Rod looks over.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
As cars approached a group of about 20 men and women, a cry went out: “Honk your horn!”Ferguson Protesters Harass Black Police, Call for Darren Wilson’s Death
November 21, 2014
I took the photo and immediately noticed a nearby sign, which said “Honk If You Love This Flag.”Pro-Confederate Protesters in Richmond Rally in Support of the Flag
November 2, 2013
That is, a honk and a tweet may lie near the heart of any easy listening.A New Masterpiece, Built on an Old One
September 12, 2013
Historical Examples of honk
If she gets afloat afore I come back you honk and holler and I'll row after you.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
A mingling of honk and cackle, it manifested not excitement so much as curiosity.Tales of Fishes
While he was there Chester heard the honk of the Imp's horn outside.Red Pepper Burns
Grace S. Richmond
Noises we hear, the warning shriek of the fire engine or the honk!Here and Now Story Book
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Well, by and by, after a while, he heard the honk of an automobile horn.
- a representation of the sound made by a goose
- any sound resembling this, esp a motor horn
- British and Australian slang a bad smell
- 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
Word Origin and History for honk
cry of a goose, 1814, American English, imitative. As a verb by 1854, of geese; the sense of "sound a horn," especially on an automobile, first recorded 1895 in American English. Related: Honked; honking.