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[ huhn ]
/ hʌn /

noun Informal.

honey(def 6).

Nearby words

homs, homuncular, homunculus, homy, homyel', hon, hon., hon. sec., honan, honcho, hond.

Origin of hon

First recorded in 1905–10; shortened form of honey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hons

  • The Citizens Union began its campaign early that autumn, long before the Hons.

    A Far Country, Complete|Winston Churchill
  • Following the further provision of the joint resolution, I appointed the Hons.

  • The following extracts from the testimony given before the Committee, the Hons.

  • It was never advertised in the newspapers, with a long list of "Hons."

    Round the Block|John Bell Bouton

British Dictionary definitions for hons


/ (ɑnz) /


Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for hons


1721 as short for honorable; 1906 as short for honey in the affectionate sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper