- 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 honked
As he walked to his car and I turned right onto Fairfax Avenue, I honked my horn.Michael Hastings' Hunger for Life
June 14, 2014
Groups of young people in cars waved flags out their sunroofs and honked their horns in victory.Sunset for Misha? Georgia’s Pro-Western Mikheil Saakashvili Defeated by Pro-Russian Challenger
October 2, 2012
In the distance, drivers coming up the hill from Georgetown honked in support of Pussy Riot.Amnesty International’s Pussy Riot Concert: Balaclavas and Punk Rockers
August 13, 2012
A chauffeur at the mouth of the alley counted the flashes, and honked his horn.Black Star's Campaign
We tooted our horn and honked up its western side to the Potteries.From Gretna Green to Land's End
Katharine Lee Bates
Lefty, driving up to the curb to pick up Mack, honked also for Tim.Joan of the Journal
Helen Diehl Olds
A Mexican came out when Blake honked the horn, and filled the tank sullenly.Beginners Luck
The Skin, mostly lung-sac and voice organs, honked its warning.Rastignac the Devil
Philip Jos Farmer
- 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 honked
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.