Origin of honky-tonk
OTHER WORDS FROM honky-tonkhonky-tonker, noun
Words nearby honky-tonk
How to use honky-tonk in a sentence
In 1988 he dethroned The Honky Tonk Man in only seconds at Summerslam at Madison Square Garden.The WWE Mourns the Death of Wrestling Icon Ultimate Warrior|Marina Watts|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It came nearer and became plainer—tonk-tonk-tonk; then the tonks all running together briskly.
Even so, his ear was first to catch above the rattle of the buggy wheels the far-away, faint tonk-tonk!
Amir Khan consented to disband his army, on condition of being guaranteed the possession of what is now the principality of Tonk.
Even so, his ear was first to catch above the rattle of the buggy wheels the faraway, faint tonk-tonk!Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2|John Wilson Townsend
Sarah Brown was rapidly becoming exasperated with everybody concerned, but not least with the evidently camouflaging Tonk.Living Alone|Stella Benson
British Dictionary definitions for honky-tonk
- a cheap disreputable nightclub, bar, etc
- (as modifier)a honky-tonk district