or hon·kie, hon·key
[ hong-kee, hawng- ]
/ ˈhɒŋ ki, ˈhɔŋ- /
noun, plural hon·kies.Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person.
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Origin of honky
1945–50, Americanism; perhaps alteration of hunky2
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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