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


  1. Delta Sailplane Nomad

    The Delta Sailplane Honcho and Delta Sailplane Nomad are a family of American ultralight aircraft and motorgliders that were derived from the Volmer VJ-24W SunFun and produced by the Delta Sailplane Corporation. The aircraft were supplied as kits for amateur construction.


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