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hon·cho

 (hŏn′chō) Slang
n. pl. hon·chos
A person who is in charge; a manager or leader: "Now that Hollywood honchos have discovered the verdant beachfront villages, the stores have grown in scope and sophistication" (David Field).
tr.v. hon·choed, hon·cho·ing, hon·chos
To direct or manage: "He ... is honchoing preparations for the forthcoming ... economic summit" (Newsweek).

[Japanese hanchō, squad leader : han, squad (from Middle Chinese pa⋮n, division, class; also the source of Mandarin bān) + chō, chief (from Middle Chinese triaŋ´; also the source of Mandarin zhǎng).]

honcho

(ˈhɒntʃəʊ)
n, pl -chos
the person in charge; the boss
vb
to supervise or be in charge of
[C20: from Japanese han'chō group leader]

hon•cho

(ˈhɒn tʃoʊ)

n., pl. -chos, Slang. n.
1. a leader, esp. an assertive leader; boss; chief.
2. an important or influential person; bigshot.
v.t.
3. to organize, supervise, or be the leader of.
[1945–50; < Japanese hanchō squad or group leader =han squad (< Middle Chinese, = Chinese bān) + -chō eldest, chief (< Middle Chinese, = Chinese zhǎng)]

honcho


Past participle: honchoed
Gerund: honchoing

Imperative
honcho
honcho
Present
I honcho
you honcho
he/she/it honchoes
we honcho
you honcho
they honcho
Preterite
I honchoed
you honchoed
he/she/it honchoed
we honchoed
you honchoed
they honchoed
Present Continuous
I am honchoing
you are honchoing
he/she/it is honchoing
we are honchoing
you are honchoing
they are honchoing
Present Perfect
I have honchoed
you have honchoed
he/she/it has honchoed
we have honchoed
you have honchoed
they have honchoed
Past Continuous
I was honchoing
you were honchoing
he/she/it was honchoing
we were honchoing
you were honchoing
they were honchoing
Past Perfect
I had honchoed
you had honchoed
he/she/it had honchoed
we had honchoed
you had honchoed
they had honchoed
Future
I will honcho
you will honcho
he/she/it will honcho
we will honcho
you will honcho
they will honcho
Future Perfect
I will have honchoed
you will have honchoed
he/she/it will have honchoed
we will have honchoed
you will have honchoed
they will have honchoed
Future Continuous
I will be honchoing
you will be honchoing
he/she/it will be honchoing
we will be honchoing
you will be honchoing
they will be honchoing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been honchoing
you have been honchoing
he/she/it has been honchoing
we have been honchoing
you have been honchoing
they have been honchoing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been honchoing
you will have been honchoing
he/she/it will have been honchoing
we will have been honchoing
you will have been honchoing
they will have been honchoing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been honchoing
you had been honchoing
he/she/it had been honchoing
we had been honchoing
you had been honchoing
they had been honchoing
Conditional
I would honcho
you would honcho
he/she/it would honcho
we would honcho
you would honcho
they would honcho
Past Conditional
I would have honchoed
you would have honchoed
he/she/it would have honchoed
we would have honchoed
you would have honchoed
they would have honchoed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honcho - a person who exercises control over workershoncho - a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
baas - South African term for `boss'
ganger - the foreman of a work gang
assistant foreman, straw boss - a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of

honcho

noun
Slang. One who is highest in rank or authority:
Translations

honcho

n (inf)Boss m (inf); head honchoOberboss m (inf)
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