honker

1
[ hong-ker, hawng- ]
/ ˈhɒŋ kər, ˈhɔŋ- /

noun

a person or thing that honks.
Informal. a goose.

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Origin of honker

1
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; honk + -er1

Definition for honker (2 of 3)

honker2
[ hong-ker, hawng- ]
/ ˈhɒŋ kər, ˈhɔŋ- /

noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.

Origin of honker

2
perhaps honk(y) + -er1

Definition for honker (3 of 3)

honky

or hon·kie, hon·key, hon·ker

[ hong-kee, hawng- ]
/ ˈhɒŋ ki, ˈhɔŋ- /

noun, plural hon·kies. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person.

Origin of honky

1945–50, Americanism; perhaps alteration of hunky2
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British Dictionary definitions for honker (1 of 2)

honker
/ (ˈhɒŋkə) /

noun

a person or thing that honks
Canadian an informal name for the Canada goose
slang a nose, esp a large nose

British Dictionary definitions for honker (2 of 2)

honky
/ (ˈhɒŋkɪ) /

noun plural honkies

derogatory, slang, mainly US a White man or White men collectively

Word Origin for honky

C20: of unknown origin
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