- a person or thing that honks.
- Informal. a goose.
Origin of honker1
Origin of honker2
or hon·kie, hon·key, hon·ker
- a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person.
Origin of honky
Examples from the Web for honker
The smell of the unkosher come-on was not unknown to the less-than-petite Conrad honker.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
One bird was in the lead and this he knew to be his old friend, Honker.
So Honker told the story, and here it is just as Peter heard it.Mother West Wind "Where" Stories
Thornton W. Burgess
While in total length it is fully half that of the honker, in weight it is not more than one-third.
The Canada goose, or honker as it is commonly called, was and is quite common on the Coast.
Honker himself came ashore close to where Peter was sitting.
- a person or thing that honks
- Canadian an informal name for the Canada goose
- slang a nose, esp a large nose
- derogatory, slang, mainly US a White man or White men collectively
Word Origin and History for honker
also honkey, derogatory slang word for "white person," by 1967, black slang, of unknown origin, perhaps from late 19c. hunky "East-Central European immigrant," a colloquial shortening of Hungarian. Honky in the sense of "factory hand" is attested from 1946.