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.

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Origin of honky

1945–50, Americanism; perhaps alteration of hunky2
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British Dictionary definitions for honkie

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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