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or hon·kie also hon·key  (hông′kē, hŏng′-)
n. pl. hon·kies also hon·keys Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a white person.

[Possibly blend of Wolof honq, red, pink, of light complexion, and hunky.]


n, pl honkies
1. US a White man or White men collectively
[C20: of unknown origin]


or hon•kie

or hon•key

(ˈhɒŋ ki, ˈhɔŋ-)

n., pl. -kies -keys.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person.)
[1945–50, Amer.; perhaps alter. of hunky1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honky - (slang) offensive names for a White man
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Caucasian, White, White person - a member of the Caucasoid race


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