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hon·kyor 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•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.—n.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person.)
[1945–50, Amer.; perhaps alter. of hunky1]
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|Noun||1.||honky - (slang) offensive names for a White man|
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
n (pej inf) → Weiße(r) mf