Definitions for honchoˈhɒn tʃoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hon•cho*ˈhɒn tʃoʊ(n.)(pl.)-chos

  1. (n.)a leader, esp. an assertive leader; boss; chief.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  2. an important or influential person; bigshot.

  3. (v.t.)to organize, supervise, or be the leader of.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of honcho:

1945–50; < Japn hanchō squad or group leader =han squad (< MChin, = Chin bān ) +-chō eldest, chief (< MChin, = Chin zhǎng )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss(noun)

    a person who exercises control over workers

    "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"


  1. honcho(Noun)

    boss, leader


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