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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whitey, honky, honkey, honkienoun

    (slang) offensive names for a White man


  1. honkynoun

    A Caucasian person.

  2. honkynoun

    A factory hand or general unskilled worker.

  3. Etymology: Sense of “factory hand” attested from 1946. Compare hunky, bohunk.


  1. Honky

    Honky is mainly a racial slur for white people, predominantly heard in the United States and Great Britain. The first recorded use of honky in this context may possibly date back to 1946, yet the exact origins of the word are generally unknown and vary.

Rap Dictionary

  1. honkynoun

    A discriminating term used on white people. "When the black man built this country, but can't get his for the prejudiced honky" -- Willie D (Fu** Rodney King)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Honky in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Honky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Honky in a Sentence

  1. Tandy Wilson:

    I don't really eat it, i go honky-tonking more than I eat hot chicken, without people in town. It just tears me up. I like good fried chicken and I like spicier fried chicken and don't get me wrong, I'll go eat it, but I don't do anything like 'I want the extra-hot.'.

  2. Chris Kyle:

    I’d like to take a second to thank all our men and women in the armed forces that are here, and as far as you, Texas, this is kind of where we started our career, way back in all the honky-tonks.

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    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. blistering
    • B. disjointed
    • C. tight
    • D. nasty

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